Student-Athletes Participate in United Way Event
BATON ROUGE — LSU student-athletes Garrett Runion and Shannon Stein participated in the United Way Day of Caring kickoff event at the BREC Theatre at Independence Park on Tuesday morning.
The pair teamed up to compete in the pancake flipping contest to start the pancake breakfast for volunteers that kick-started the Day of Caring event. Runion, a member of the men’s golf team, showed off his pancake flipping skills by flipping the breakfast treat over his head as Stein, the softball second baseman, was there to catch them on a platter. The pair edged out Baton Rouge Major Kip Holden to win the event.
The Day of Caring event is going on April 18 with projects scheduled throughout Baton Rouge. Volunteers from the 10-parish Capital Area, including LSU student-athletes, will join local nonprofit organizations to work on one-time service projects. Participating organizations are matched with volunteers from the community and local businesses who choose to give their time and services in an effort to impact our communities’ needs.