UW Athletes Conduct Special Fund-Raising Program
Dawg PAWS is a new program created by the Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Council (WSAAC) designed to provide an outreach effort on behalf of Seattle Public School students. The program outlines the efforts UW teams make to engage with Seattle children and expand their awareness of making healthy decisions.
Dawg PAWS (Promoting Achievement Within Students) is a student-run initiative focused on promoting a healthy mind and body lifestyle among elementary students who attend Seattle Public Schools. The student-athletes at the UW draw from their own experiences on how living a balanced and healthful lifestyle has allowed them to be successful on the playing field, in the classroom, and in society. Husky student-athletes expect to send the message that achievement is not a result of luck; but instead comes from planning, hard work and a positive attitude. Ultimately, the goal of Dawg PAWS is to foster a continuing relationship between the children around Seattle and Husky student-athletes at Washington.
Saturday's special Coins For Kids student-athlete panel will allow children to interact with student-athletes, ask questions about life as a student and athlete at UW and obtain autographs from their favorite Husky athlete. Student-athletes from nearly every UW sport will discuss topics related to Dawg PAWS.
At Saturday's volleyball match against Washington State, UW student-athletes will be in attendance as part of a Coins For Kids fundraising program, which supports Seattle Public School's physical education curriculum and equipment. This privately-funded program (i.e. no funding from the district or state) stresses "Five for Life" to teach the principles of health and fitness while improving students' fitness levels - cardiovascular, strength, endurance, body composition, and flexibility.
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