With all of Rowan County’s children staying home for school and many being provided lunches by the school system, Morehead State Athletics has partnered with the school system to send home fun and enriching activities with those lunches for young Eagle fans to do in their time at home.
Children have received educational activities including word searches and crossword puzzles, as well as thoughtful and engaging activity sheets personalized from MSU student-athletes. Each sheet has a personalized message from select athletes and includes activities geared toward their intercollegiate sport.
“MSU Athletics is eager to help and create community outreach at any time of need,” said Sara Hacker (07), assistant athletic director for external affairs and senior woman administrator. “The Eagles are proud of the Rowan County community and we need to make sure we all lift each other’s spirits and soar higher together.”
Since starting the outreach project, athletics has printed more than 3,000 individual activity pieces.
The Rowan County Board of Education has been thrilled with the partnership.
“The Rowan County Board of Education cannot express the gratitude we have for our community partners that have stepped up to help in our efforts in continuing our mission of caring for the education and well-being of our students,” said Glen Teager, a member of the board. “MSU Athletics has provided us with Eagle action cards that introduce our students to a student-athlete from MSU and shares with them some fun ideas of how to stay active at home. We have distributed many of these with meals and will be distributing another set with our instructional packets the week after next.”
MSU soccer alum Brandy Carver (02), the principal at Rowan County Senior High School, sees tremendous value in these activities.
“As a parent of elementary students, in addition to being principal at the high school, I appreciate MSU Athletics reaching out to our kids that are at home during this time. Morehead has a strong sense of community and our kids have felt that partnership with the word searches, crosswords and coloring sheets from MSU. My girls have enjoyed connecting with their favorite MSU players and completing their suggested activities. This effort has given parents some needed suggestions to fill the time and to keep everyone in good spirits.”
For more information on MSU athletics, visit www.msueagles.com.