Sept. 26, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Athletics played host to the second-annual Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation College Experience Day to Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 14. As a part of the campus-wide event, 120 middle school students from across Wisconsin visited the stadium to engage in an array of physical activities with UW student-athletes.
Children were greeted by football players T.J. Watt, Keelon Brookins, Alec James and Chikwe Obasih, women's hockey players Blayre Turnbill, Alex Rigsby, Jenny Ryan, Erika Sowchuk, Ann-Renee Desbiens, Jorie Walters, Mellissa Channell, Sydney McKibbon, Molly Doner, Katy Josephs and Sarah Nurse and men's hockey player Corbin McGuire.
The student-athletes spent the afternoon participating in a game known as "Quick Ball."
"This past weekend was a lot of fun," T.J. Watt said. "It was nice having UW athletes from a variety of sports at the event. Everyone had a fun time and the best part about it was that we were having fun while being active."
The event was intended to be a part of a greater effort to help connect middle-school kids with the UW-Madison campus community.
"Today was a great success," said Jessica McCarty, visitor relations coordinator for the UW-Madison Visitor & Information Program. "I love that the UW campus came together to meet with students, interact and help give them a first-hand experience of a day on UW-Madison's campus."