VMI Athletics Participates in YMCA Sports Week

Aaliyah Williams at YMCA Day

Cadet Aaliyah Williams ’22, track and field, at YMCA Day in Lexington.

Always willing to serve the community, several VMI cadet-athletes and coaches participated in the annual YMCA Sports Week in Lexington in July 2019.

The local Rockbridge Area YMCA hosts several camps throughout the summer ranging from sports and outdoor recreation to science and nature. This week of July 22-25, 2019, was tabbed as Sports Week, and cadet-athletes and coaches from VMI’s basketball, baseball, track and field, wrestling, and men’s and women’s soccer were asked to participate.

“We loved having the coaches and athletes visit this week!” said Annie LePere, childcare director at the Rockbridge Area YMCA. “Our campers had fun learning new skills. At the end of the week, they couldn’t wait to talk about the sports during our Friday afternoon parent presentation. I appreciate that it was another group of role models for our campers to look up to.”

On the morning of July 23, the basketball team held a clinic at Waddell Elementary before the baseball team had an afternoon session with the kids.

The track and field athletes and coaches held a clinic the afternoon of July 24, and the men’s and women’s soccer teams put on an event before wrestling took place during the afternoon of July 25.

Editor’s Note: This article was first published by www.vmikeydets.com.