Men's Golf Gives Back with LifeLink PSU
Feb. 17, 2011
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - As the men's golf team prepares for their spring season to get into full swing, they took some time out from practice to give back by teaching LifeLink PSU students the basics of golf Thursday at Holuba Hall.
Seven LifeLink students participated in the event, which started with a ten-minute clinic with Coach Greg Nye and the team. Coach and the players taught the students the basics of how to hold and swing a golf club. The students were then given the opportunity to practice their swing by hitting numerous golf balls on their own in Holuba.
LifeLink PSU is a program which was developed by Penn State and the State College Area School district to help mature high school students with disabilities experience university life. The program allows students between the ages of 18 and 21 to interact with students of their own age in an environment that caters to their continued social and academic growth.
"I had an incredible experience first interacting with LifeLink students during lunch events held throughout the year," said Cohan. They all have tremendous hearts and I knew that my teammates would love the opportunity to teach the students how to play golf. They are an amazing group of individuals, and being able to work with them is a privilege. Their positive attitudes and desire to try new things is an inspiration to all of us on the golf team, and we hope to keep this a tradition for years to come."