By John Thomas
Arkansas Media Relations
Throughout the school year, Razorback student-athletes from all 19 sports participate in many different community service activities. Out of those activities, the Sweat Hawgs has been one of the longest running programs in Razorback athletics.
The Sweat Hawgs program is a collaborative community outreach effort between the University of Arkansas Athletics Department, the Fayetteville Public Schools and the Farmington Public Schools. This program brings Razorback student-athletes into the schools and conducts physical education rallys to provide incentives to students and teachers to encourage physical fitness. The mission of the Sweat Hawgs is to inspire the youth to be active. “Sweat Hawgs is a way that Razorback Athletics go into the local elementary schools and talk to students about being healthy and show how important it is to be active,” Rodger Hunter, Student Life Coordinator for the athletic department, said. “It encourages young people to prioritize their health and physical fitness.”