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Hundreds of Cleveland students attend Sports Clinic

Amruth Jonnalagadda

Issue date: 10/2/09 Section: Sports
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Freshman men's soccer midfielder Kostis Theoharides helps out at the sports clinic student-athletes organized for Cleveland Metropolitan School District students during Case for Community Day last week.
Media Credit: Denton Zhou
Freshman men's soccer midfielder Kostis Theoharides helps out at the sports clinic student-athletes organized for Cleveland Metropolitan School District students during Case for Community Day last week.
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The students from the Michael R. White School were expecting to partake in science experiments when they arrived on campus this past Friday. Instead, they got to release a lot of energy and meet Case students during the 3rd Annual Sports Clinic, which is held every year during Case for Community Day. The Spartans hosted over 250 elementary students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Integral to the success of the sports clinic, student-athletes organized different sports stations for the elementary students. The stations included basketball, football, soccer, track and field and volleyball.

Andrea Wojtowicz, president of the Case Association of Student Athletes, said, "The little ones, they look up to us. We're their shining stars, but in reality, we're just typical college students." Over 200 representatives from varsity sports volunteered for the sports clinic.

Terri Walton, a teacher from Daniel E. Morgan Elementary School, described the student-athletes as child-like instructors because they have as much fun as the elementary students. In the soccer skills station, Daniel E. Morgan students cheered on sophomore Mark Ilhan as he attempted to do 70 pushups after letting in a goal during the penalty-kicks exercise. The same type of good-natured fun was present throughout the six stations.

The Sports Clinic serves many purposes beyond simply allowing Cleveland elementary students to play sports with Case student-athletes. Walton describes the event as an opportunity for her to tell her students about college and to show them that a higher education is a path open to all of them.

"The fact that this prestigious university is right in our own backyard is great," she said.
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