Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club Announces Adopt-An-Athlete

(Lamar, Colorado; October 16, 2012) The Lamar Community College Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club announces the creation of an Adopt-an-Athlete program, effective immediately. This exciting development gives Booster Club and community members the opportunity to show support for LCC athletes and become more involved in Runnin’ Lopes athletics.

The Adopt-an-Athlete program is set to be in full swing by November 1. The Booster Club will host a hamburger feed on October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the LCC Wellness Center to bring host families and athletes together.

Families and individuals may adopt specific athletes or request that players be assigned to them. LCC student-athletes come to Lamar from all parts of the U.S. and the world. Many of them are away from home for the first time. Having a host family in the Lamar area makes their years in Lamar more welcoming and assists with a successful transition to college. Host families need not be booster club members to participate.

Similar programs have yielded lasting friendships between host families and athletes.

Simple guidelines have been created for the program.

· Adopt two or more athletes.

· Interact with assigned athletes one or two times each month (recommended). This can include inviting them to host homes or taking them out for dinner or other family activities.

· Show your support by attending their home games, matches or rodeos. Familiar, friendly faces in the stands increase their confidence and pride.

· Keep the Booster Club informed of your activities, so the program’s success can be evaluated.

Students can be reassigned at the request of the athlete or host family if the perfect match has not been made.

Anyone who is interested in participating in the Adopt-an-Athlete program may contact:

Larry Mata, LCC Wellness Center director: or 336.1678
Craig Brooks, LCC athletic director/head softball coach: or 336.1674
Lee Robinson, Booster Club board member: or 336.4676

The LCC Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club was created to encourage community & college collaboration by highlighting and advancing LCC’s athletic programs. For more information, see booster/booster_index.html or contact one of the individuals above.

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