This year, 12 student athletes from women’s tennis, swimming and diving, and football came away with a memorable experience as they got to share love with those who deserved it most this Valentine’s Day, our veterans. The Salute to Veterans event, which takes place each year on Valentine’s Day, is a day to thank the Veteran’s Hospital patients for serving in the military and fighting for our freedom.
Student-athlete volunteers visited the individual rooms of the veterans, delivered signed Valentine’s Day cards, and took pictures to show their thanks. Student athletes stated that the biggest take away from this event was being able to witness the smiles on the veterans’ faces when they realized people were there to celebrate them.
For more information on Razorback student-athlete service learning initiatives, contact Student-Athlete Development Coordinator Rodger Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.