Students Seeking Volunteers for April 28 "Olympics" at Stadium

Students Seeking Volunteers for April 28 "Olympics" at Stadium

As many as 250 schoolchildren from Baldwin Elementary School in Brighton will converge on Alumni Stadium April 28 for a day of games and contests hosted by Asian-American student groups at Boston College.

Volunteers are sought to join more than 60 students from the Asian Caucus and Asian Christian Fellowship in staging events for the young participants in the fifth annual Baldwin School Olympics, says a spokeswoman for the event, Katherine Chung '00.

Volunteers will meet the children at the Baldwin School at 8 a.m. that day and escort them on the trolley to and from the BC campus. The events, which are scheduled to last until 3:30 p.m., include "dizzy-bat," kickball and other picnic-style games as well as motivational talks from BC athletic coaches, said Chung.

About 60 percent of the pupils at the Baldwin School are of Asian descent, many of them immigrants from Southeast Asia or China, according to Chung.

The carnival-like Olympics at BC is a spirited way of reaching out to the children of Boston while strengthening ties between the University and the city's Asian community, said Chung.

"We hope to ensure a relationship between the younger and older generations," said Chung, who is coordinating this year's event with Joseph Lin '02.

Chung invites prospective volunteers to contact her for more information at chungka@bc.edu.

-Mark Sullivan

 

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