Another Face from the Past

first_imgI was recently pleasantly surprised when my wife answered a knock at the front door.  It was 1993 grad, Greg Strobel.  Greg ran for me in cross country and track during his 4-year stint at Batesville High School.Greg, like many cross country runners, is still actively participating in this physical activity.  The day he stopped he had just participated in a biathlon event in Ohio where he ran and biked.  You can tell that Greg is very into this sport by his excellent physical condition.Greg’s family is staying with the running tradition as his son, a junior at Meade County High School in Kentucky, is a fine cross country runner in his own right.  The Stroebel family is still represented on the Batesville track team where his niece, Danielle, and nephew, Robert, have both pole vaulted.It is great to keep up with past athletes and hear about their own families and how they are doing.  Greg works at Fort Knox in Kentucky.  Thanks for stopping, Greg!last_img read more

Southland Gives Back: UIW Conducts Toy Drive for Boysville

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, Texas – UIW athletics and Boysville of San Antonio partnered for the 2019 holiday season and conducted a toy drive that ran from Nov. 4 through Dec. 6. The month-long collection event was capped with a delivery day on Friday, Dec. 13, where representatives from the Cardinals’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) distributed more than 150 toys to the Boysville campus.Boysville of San Antonio is an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect in families while simultaneously preparing children for success in adulthood. Since 1943, children have come to Boysville from all of the South Texas region to gain a safe, structured and family-like home. In 1986 the organization opened its doors to girls in an effort to keep siblings together.“There is no better way to exemplify the holiday spirit and UIW’s school mission than giving back to our community,” said UIW SAAC president Marissa Watters. “This year, SAAC chose to share the gift of love and compassion by providing toys to Boysville, a local organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect in families while preparing for success in adulthood for children of all ages.“Providing a gift for a child in need is just one simple way for the Cardinals’ athletic department to show these children that they are not alone and are part of a much larger community that cares for them.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more