Exercise Science Facilitates Community Events

A group of exercise science students are working on a new service learning project that will benefit Kirksville residents.

Truman’s advanced sports management class is working with the Kirksville Parks and Recreation department to plan and implement events for the community. Junior and senior students with a concentration in sport and recreation management learn the skills of advertising, budgeting, risk management, leadership training, event planning and personnel management in their class.

The first product of their planning is a Family Fun Day with an “Around the World” theme. This event is scheduled for 1-4 p.m., April 9, at PC Mills Park.

Nicole Jacobson, Nate Gaudreault, Abby Souders, Jarad Corzine, Meghan Burkett and Sara Bear are organizing the day’s activities, which consist of croquet, soccer, boomerang and bocee. Children also can design their own flags at a craft station and receive stamps on their personal passports as they try different games. Other Fun Day features include refreshments and a visit from Spike the Bulldog.

Students also are planning self-defense workshops, Hershey’s track meet and a fishing/nature day at Thousand Hills State Park.

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