September 18, 2012

North Charleston Students to Experience Athletics at The Citadel

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Over the next six weeks, The Citadel Athletics Department and the city of North Charleston are partnering to give participants in North Charleston’s 14 after-school programs The Citadel Athletics experience. 

The experience coincides with North Charleston Recreation Department’s fall curriculum for after-school programming, focused on leadership, dedication, goals and positive life choices.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the children of North Charleston,” said North Charleston Recreation Program Director Trish Elsie.  “It gives exposure and first-hand experience of The Citadel and the opportunities available after high school graduation.”

Approximately 150 children between the ages of 5-12 years old will visit The Citadel and observe the Bulldogs football team at practice as they prepare for the weekend’s game.  Additionally, they will take tours of McAlister Field House and Johnson Hagood Stadium and familiarize themselves with The Citadel campus.

“This is a perfect partnership for The Citadel Athletics Department,” said The Citadel Athletics Marketing Coordinator Ryan Powell.  “Community outreach and involvement has been something we have been focusing on recently and we could not have asked for a better partner than the city of North Charleston Recreation Department.”

Visits will be made to The Citadel every Wednesday until Oct. 24 from 4-5:15 p.m.

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