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Georgia Tech Student-Athletes Participate in HERO For a Day

July 24, 2006

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech student-athletes Alison Silverio (tennis), Kristina Hull (softball) and Allie Niekamp (volleyball) joined members of the University of Georgia football team and head coach Mark Richt at Piedmont Park this past Saturday to participate in the HERO For a Day Program.

Click here to see photos from the 2006 HERO For a Day event, which was held over the weekend. (Photos by Rob Skinner, www.robsshots.com)

HERO, which stands for Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out, is a program that works with children who have been affected in some way by AIDS and HIV. This year’s HERO For a Day had more than 400 children in attendance that participated in field-day type activities such as rock-climbing and playing on inflatable contraptions. It also featured events such as tug of war, face painting, magicians, balloon artists and Frisbee dog performances.

Hull, one of more than 100 volunteers in attendance at the event, said that she enjoyed the activity because it was a chance to give back to the Atlanta community while meeting a variety of new people.

“I had a chance meet several athletes from Georgia, which was good, but spending time with all of those kids was the best part of my day. We spent time just talking to them, spending time with them, and learning new dance moves, which was one of the best parts of the afternoon.”

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