GREENSBORO, N.C.- Local student-athletes from Guilford College, Greensboro College, NC A&T State University, and area high schools joined with Special Olympics athletes in the first Athletes for Athletes program of the 2012-13 academic year. The Athletes for Athletes program was started this year by Greensboro Special Olympics Director Charyl Clark to bring local student-athletes and Special Olympic captains together to for unified discussions and activities.
The first Athletes for Athletes program was held Oct. 7 at Triad Lanes, where the group had a discussion and then bowled together for the afternoon. Turner Votipka (tennis), John Brvenik (tennis), and Marinda Popp (volleyball) represented the Quakers. The focus of the first program's discussion was sportsmanship and how to be a good team captain. The group created three guidelines for how to be a good captain: be a good role model, communicate with coaches, fellow athletes, and other teams, and have fun.
The program will be held two more times throughout the academic school year, once in the winter, and spring. Future dates are to yet be determined.
Drew Clukey (Greensboro College soccer), Dustin Edmondson
(Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro basketball, bowling and
track) and Turner Votipka (Guilford College tennis) enjoy some fun
at Triad Lanes.