Air Force Continues Work with Starlight Children's Foundation
Feb. 17, 2011
USAFA, Colo. - The start of the 2011 season may be days away, but the Air Force lacrosse team has stayed busy throughout the year with its community service efforts. Most recently, the Air Force lacrosse team held its annual clinic with the Starlight Children's Foundation of Colorado Springs.
The Starlight Children's Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness.
The annual clinics have proven not only to be a positive experience for the children who attend, but for the players as well.
"I love working with the kids because it really puts life into perspective for not only me, but everyone else on the team," said freshman Jacob Podolnick. "We all should be thankful for the lives we live and the opportunity we have."
"Seeing the smiles on those kids' faces made me happier than anything in the world," continued Podolnick. "I had a great time just hanging out and playing with the kids, watching them laugh and have a great time."