IU Plans Community Events
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's and women's soccer teams will be busy off the field this week as both programs will participate in community service projects.
On Saturday, Oct. 9, members of the men's and women's teams will be at Wonderlab from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. as part of its Science of Sports exhibition. John Mellencamp, Kevin Noschang, Danny O'Rourke, Doug Reisinger, Charley Traylor, and Pat Yates will attend the event on the men's side, while Ali Brown, Courtney O'Bryan, Kristin Radcliffe, Megan Reinhardt Suzie Teixeira, and Katy Stewart will be the Hoosier woman representatives.
"It is a great opportunity for us to give something back to the community," said men's head coach Mike Freitag.
Visitors will get a chance to interact with members of both teams through soccer-themed science activity stations throughout the museum. Among the activities will be stations on dribbling, juggling and goal kicking. All visitors will have a chance to win IU soccer prizes at a drawing at the end of the day. The special activities are recommended for school-age children and are free with museum admission.
Players will also be available to autograph give-away items the teams will bring, as well as items brought by visitors.
WonderLab is an award-winning science museum located at 308 West Fourth Street in downtown Bloomington. The museum is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Memberships are available. Member benefits include free admission to WonderLab and reciprocal free admission to more than 250 other science centers. WonderLab's general admission is $5.50 for children, $6.50 for adults and $6.00 for seniors, age 65 and older. Children under the age of one are free. Convenient parking is available on the street and in the nearby Fourth Street Parking Garage. More information is available online at wonderlab.org or by calling 812-337-1337.
Then on Sunday, Oct. 10, the women's team will give a free clinic held at the IU soccer field from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The clinic is open to both boy's and girl's ages 12 and under.
"We are always looking to get involved with the community, especially with the children," said women's head coach Mick Lyon.
All participants will then receive a free admission to the soccer doubleheader as the women play Michigan at 12:00 noon, followed by the men against Michigan at 2:30 p.m.
All interested parties should contact the IU marketing department at 812-856-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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