FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Earlier this week, Razorback student-athletes from seven different sports recreated the magic of Senior Prom at the Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Student-athletes from men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field and cross country, soccer, volleyball, and women’s golf attended the Dec. 6 event and made a positive impact on the patients and residents of the healthcare facility, which provides short and long-term care in a home-like environment.
“You can really see the effect you have on people when you just show that you care,” said junior distance runner Regan Ward. “I saw a lot of happy faces today. It was really special.”
Dancing, pictures in a photo booth, and games were some of the fun activities planned by the student-athletes. At the end of the event, a male and female senior citizen was crowned “Prom King” and “Prom Queen.” Prizes were also awarded to the best dancer.
“This event was a lot of fun for both the student-athletes and the seniors,” said sophomore tennis player Branch Terrell. “Seeing the seniors’ smiles and energy brought out by the games and dancing gives me a warm feeling inside. Giving back to the senior citizens is something close to my heart because of my own grandma. I’d say it was a huge success and I hope it becomes a Razorback tradition.”