QU athletes celebrate Halloween early
By Alexa Low
Quincy University student athletes gathered at the football field Sunday to participate in Halloween with the Hawks.
Each sports team created a game to play trick or treaters.
A child dressed as Robin from Batman said his favorite part about the event was all the candy.
The event was free to the public, giving community members the chance to interact with QU athletes.
“I really like how it’s a community oriented event. It brings the whole Quincy town together and it’s a way of giving back for us student athletes. I think it’s a great chance,” Ella Gobald said.
The event was held by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Guests were asked for small donations at the door and all proceeds went to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
The football team set up several tees with balls for the participants to kick along with ladder drills and a tackling dummy.
Braden Lowery appreciated that he was able to give back to the Quincy community.
“They’re always doing stuff for us, coming to our football games and supporting our school,” Braden Lowery said.
Like football, most teams chose a game that was specific to their sport. The golf team had putt-putt and the lacrosse team had participants attempt to score a goal on the players.
The volleyball chose a dance-off instead of a game while the softball team offered tic-tac-toe.