GENESEO, N.Y. - Over 200 SUNY Geneseo student-athletes gathered at Highland Park in the Geneseo Village on Saturday (Sept. 16) to participate in the Teresa House Comfort Care Walk, raising awareness and funds for the local hospice and comfort care facility.
The efforts were led by the Geneseo Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as nearly every Geneseo athletic team was represented, along with several other youth groups, area athletic teams, Teresa House volunteers and community members.
"I think it's important for us to be active in the community," said SAAC President and women's lacrosse senior Rachel Fisher. "There are a lot of local people in the community that come out and support us as student-athletes and I think it's really good for us to be able to give back."
The Teresa House Comfort Care Walk representatives were thrilled with the number of student-athletes dedicating their time to the cause. "To have the athletes here is such a boon for us," said Teresa House Comfort Care Walk Co-Chair Kristen Scoville. "They have such a presence when they're walking through town. They're loud, they're vibrant and they're young and for them to be here is just so important for us."
"[The student-athletes] are such a presence and they come in droves," said Teresa House Outreach Coordinator Denise Bentley. "It's fantastic to see such tremendous support from all the student-athletes as well as the other student groups from SUNY Geneseo."
For more information on the Teresa House, visit TeresaHouse.org.