Oregon Student-Athletes to Run Children's Eve

EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon Athletic Department and O Heroes recently announced that it will hold its annual Quackin' Action community event on Sunday, June 6 at the Moshofsky Center in Eugene. Approximately 150 UO student-athletes will teach more than 250 elementary school students from Springfield "How to Be a Good Duck."

The UO student-athletes will host five work stations which focus on the following: sportsmanship, nutrition, fitness, safety and teamwork. In addition, local volunteer firefighters and police officers will conduct a fire and safety presentation for students and their parents.

"Quackin' Action is one of my favorite events of the year," said Kaitlin Vitek, one of the UO student-athletes serving as an event director. "This is not just for the kids, but it's also great for the UO student-athletes as well. We recognize the importance of giving back to a community that gives us so much support throughout the year."

The Duck Pep Band and Spirit Squads will also be on hand to teach the UO fight song, Mighty Oregon, to the participating youth.

To conclude the event, the student-athletes will also have an autograph signing session.

The Oregon "O" Heroes program is a student-athlete non-profit organization that operates under the direction of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The executive members of SAAC serve as a board of directors of the O Heroes program. The goal of O Heroes is to create a single identity for all community service initiatives and to see involvement in service from all student-athletes, staff, faculty, and the campus community as well as health and education.

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