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Montana Tech student-athletes share morning with Butte kids

Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 22:12:08-04

BUTTE — Montana Tech student-athletes participated in Wednesday morning’s “Walk with the Diggers” event for the elementary school children in Butte.

The event gave elementary school kids an opportunity to walk alongside some of the Montana Tech student-athletes on their walk to school. It’s one of the many service events the college’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) puts on every year. This event gives those student-athletes a chance to give back to the community that has given them support in all they do on the courses, courts, and fields.

“A lot of families and people in this town support us, and their kids are right there with them, so it’s only right to give back and support them and do as much as possible to give back to the community,” said Montana Tech wide receiver Dion Williams

“There’s so many things they learn from giving back, that they could carry on,” said Tech women’s basketball coach Carly Sanon. “I think it’s really important to be a part of the community you live in. When they go out and get their jobs, they need to be a part and help with things, because volunteering is a part of what makes communities special.”

Sanon also mentioned that because of how much the student-athletes love the walk-to-school program, they have considered doing another walk in the spring.