The University of Evansville recently hosted a free Change the Play camp, run in partnership with Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck and Indiana University’s Riley Children’s Health, educating children about health, fitness and wellness.
“The beauty of this camp is that it is more
than just football or basketball. It’s not necessarily a sports camp – it is a
camp to have fun and learn a little bit about your health and living an active
lifestyle,” Luck said. “The biggest thing for these children to take away is
that you can have fun outside. In the summer, we would be outside for eight to
nine hours a day, come home and eat dinner, and fall right asleep.”
Participating kids moved through several
different stations, which worked in concert to promote an active lifestyle and
raise awareness about health. Several Evansville student-athletes helped with the
camp, as well as student from local high schools, making it a community effort.
“I had a chance to talk to a bunch of the UE athletes. I am truly appreciative of them coming out,” Luck explained. “I wished them good luck. Being a college athlete is a wonderful thing -- there are so many opportunities that open up. It was fun to listen to their experiences.”