Student-athletes give back to community at DII festival
Dec 2, 2022
Nearly 1,000 student-athletes from teams across the country descended on Seattle for the Division II National Championships Festival, with many athletes volunteering their time to give back to the community.
The event's community engagement activities have become a signature element over the years, providing opportunities for area youth to learn more about college sports and student-athletes the chance to connect deeper with an event that represents a pinnacle of their college athletics experience.
"It's about building relationships with the city of Seattle and inviting them back into our championships," NCAA Vice President of Division II Terri Steeb Gronau said. "We do this at every championship, not just festivals, because it's such an important part of the Division II experience. At the festival, it's especially poignant, with so many athletes and teams in one city. These moments are about creating memories that will last a lifetime."