The St. Cloud State University wrestling team recently provided community service work by volunteering at the St. Cloud area Boys & Girls Club and also at St. Cloud’s Madison Elementary School over the past few weeks.
“The Boys & Girls Club is a great place for children to be active and develop social skills and relationships with their peers in the community,” assistant coach Travis Holt said. “This was a great way for our team to spend time giving back to the community and growing as a team as well.”
The SCSU volunteers spent an hour and a half on Friday, Oct. 12 playing basketball, kickball, and many other games with the children that attend the Boys & Girls Club in the St. Cloud area.
“I really appreciate our men volunteering their time to help out the St. Cloud community,” said assistant coach Brady Wilson said. “We have continued to make an effort giving back to the St. Cloud community. Our men understand that it is important for our program to give back to the community and take pride in the St. Cloud community and our University.”
The Huskies also took part in reading to students at Madison Elementary School in St. Cloud on Thursday, Oct. 4.
“This was another great opportunity to give back to our community and build a better relationship with future Husky fans,” Holt said.
The SCSU wrestlers spent an hour in the morning reading to students and answering many questions that the students provided.
“I was very proud of our young men for lending a helping hand,” said SCSU head coach Steve Costanzo said. “I was very impressed with our student-athletes’ attitude and willingness to help out.”
The three-time NCAA Division II national champions (2015, 2016 and 2018), St. Cloud State University wrestling will open the 2018-19 season on Nov. 1 with the annual Black/Red Classic intrasquad match. The action in Halenbeck Hall begins at 7:00 p.m. The evening will be capped by the unveiling of the 2018 NCAA DII championship banner in Halenbeck Hall after the completion of the matches that night.