LEXINGTON, Va. - Always willing to serve the community, several VMI cadet-athletes and coaches participated in the annual YMCA Sports Week over the past few days in Lexington.
The local Rockbridge Area YMCA hosts several camps throughout the summer ranging from sports and outdoor recreation to science and nature. This week of July 22-25 was tabbed as Sports Week and cadet-athletes and coaches from VMI's basketball, baseball, track and field, wrestling and men's and women's soccer were asked to participate.
"We loved having the coaches and athletes visit this week!" said Annie LePere, Childcare Director at Rockbridge Area YMCA. "Our campers had fun learning new skills. At the end of the week, they couldn't wait to talk about the sports during our Friday afternoon parent presentation. I appreciate that it was another group of role models for our campers to look up to."
On Tuesday morning, the basketball team held a clinic at Waddell Elementary before the baseball team had an afternoon session with the kids.
The track and field athletes and coaches held a clinic Wednesday afternoon, and on Thursday and men's and women's soccer teams put on an event before wrestling took place in the afternoon.
Above you will find a link to a photo gallery that displays the fun activities that both the kids and VMI athletes and staff enjoyed throughout the week.