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Student-Athletes `Frighten-Up' Children's Day

Oct. 29, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - First-year LMU student-athletes continued their dedication to service in the community with the annual Fright Night event on campus last Friday. It was the fourth straight year for the event, which was co-hosted by the Center for Service and Action, Residence Halls Association and the Student-Athlete Mentors.

The event welcomed children from all over the surrounding communities to take part in an afternoon of activities with the student-athletes. The children were allowed to pick which activities they wanted to participate in from a haunted house to face-painting to trick-or-treating. Many current LMU student-athletes took part by serving as tour guides, leading the children around campus and by handing out snacks to the trick-or-treaters.

Matt Casana, Athletics Academic Coordinator and sponsor of Student-Athlete Mentors was impressed with the athlete turnout. "I am so proud of the freshman student-athletes and the Student-Athlete Mentors who participated in the Fright Night Community Service Event," he said. "I believe our student-athletes made this a truly positive experience for all of the children in attendance. We look forward to continuing and expanding our association with this event in future years."

Senior Sydney Johnson, Lead Student-Athlete Mentor, who helped manage the Fright Night event, agreed. "Our Freshman Student-Athletes were caring and really stepped up in taking a leadership role in both entertaining and chaperoning the children during their time on campus," she added.

The Student-Athlete Mentors will continue to work with the freshmen student-athletes, helping them with their transition into college and their lives as a student-athlete on campus.


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