The Tobacco Free program, created by the Student-Athlete Development Department and sponsored by U Care has a mission of educating children on the benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle.
University of Minnesota student-athletes visit local elementary schools and youth organizations to discuss the dangers of various forms of tobacco, while stressing the importance of physical activity. This interactive program offers tips on avoiding harmful environments while engaging the children with unique lessons. These hands-on lessons include simulations on the immediate negative effects that harmful substances have on your body.
- Reviewing how tobacco affects various parts of your body, including the lungs, muscles and eyes
- Highlighting the potential short-term and long-term health risks of using tobacco or living in an environment that supports tobacco use
- Creating a fun and unique environment that supports daily physical activity
How to get started!
If your class, school or organization would like to have University of Minnesota student-athletes help promote and educate students on living a healthly and active lifestyle, please begin by filling out this online form: http://www.mac.umn.edu/saw/eventreq_form.php
Campbell Gains Gophers Intern Experience
Baseball's Cody Campbell is interning within Gopher Athletics as well as Be the Match this summer.
Evavold Making the Most of Her Summer
Softball student-athlete Hannah Evavold participated in a week-long mission trip to Jamaica in July.
Dougherty Gains Professional Work Experience
Soccer goalkeeper Mara Dougherty is making the most out of her summer as she is participating in a summer internship prior to her senior year.