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Men’s Soccer Takes Part In 2014 Wendy’s Walk For Kids

Bearcats continue strong tradition of giving back to the community

August 18, 2014

Men’s Soccer Takes Part In 2014 Wendy’s Walk For Kids

The Bearcats at Sunday's Wendy's Walk for Kids Event

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VESTAL, N.Y.—When it comes to taking part in charitable events, the BU men’s soccer team’s participation in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week was not an isolated event.

The squad won the BU Athletic Department’s Citizenship Award in May, which was presented to the Bearcat program that stood out the most in terms of its community involvement. On Sunday, that tradition continued when the Bearcats took part in the Wendy’s Walk for Kids at the Dick’s Open Golf Tournament in nearby Endicott.

“These community events are really terrific for our guys to understand about giving back and making connections with people outside of the game,” head coach Paul Marco said.

“It’s a very high priority of the team to support these charities and be there for the community in general because the community comes out and supports us,” graduate student Tommy Moon said.

Wendy’s Walk for Kids is a local organization that aims to raise money for children living in the Southern Tier. It is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make a direct difference to children in the area. Over the years, Wendy’s Walk for Kids has raised over $750,000 for local charities in the area.

This was the second year in a row that the Bearcats took part in the Wendy’s Walk for Kids event at the Dick’s Open. After a week of solid preseason training, getting off campus and being a part of such an event gave them a healthy perspective.

“Just because we are going through a tough week of training, it doesn’t mean that we can miss out on helping others,” sophomore back Charlie Novoth said. “It’s good to get out there and also make ourselves known.”

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