HPEWS Club Volunteers at LR Marathon

Twenty individuals representing the Arkansas Tech University Health, Physical Education and Wellness Science (HPEWS) Club volunteered at the Little Rock Marathon on Sunday, March 4. The volunteers from Arkansas Tech oversaw the start and finish line for the Little Rockers portion of the event, which saw participation by 1,800 children representing 43 schools from around the state. The Arkansas Tech HPEWS Club is co-sponsored by Diane Walters and Pete Kelly of the Arkansas Tech Department of Physical Education faculty. “We wanted our students to be exposed to an event with some pop to it on a statewide level,” said Kelly. “We talked with our students about the importance of branching out and volunteering in a way that would help people in our community and beyond our community. We also talked about the networking opportunities that are available to those who volunteer. Our students did amazing. They represented us so well.” Children in the Little Rockers program spent 17 weeks running in hopes of accumulating enough miles to be able to run the final mile of their “marathon” in Little Rock. Several Arkansas Tech HPEWS Club members volunteered in local schools during the 17 weeks leading up to the Little Rock Marathon. Students representing the Arkansas Tech HPEWS Club as volunteers at the marathon included Kate Axon, Haley Bolieau, John Brand, Cody Bullard, Jeremy Cameron, Charles Cody, Marterious Gates, Chris Gregory, J.R. Hale, Matt Hudson, Shane Jackson, Emily Keener, James Marshall, Jodie Messenger, Michael Mims, Ty Morris, Jeremy Sunderland and Scott Whitwam. For more information about the Arkansas Tech Health, Physical Education and Wellness Science Club, call (479) 968-0344.