Student-Athletes, Med School Hold 'Camp Tiger'
BATON ROUGE – LSU will have 13 of its student-athletes representing the gymnastics, track and field and volleyball programs team up with students of the LSU School of Medicine this week in the annual “Camp Tiger” held on the LSU campus.
Camp Tiger builds relationships between local children with special needs and LSU student-athletes while also reinforcing the passion of future doctors and nurses.
On Monday, campers were given a behind-the-scenes look at the LSU Football Operations Facility before participating in games with student-athletes from numerous teams.
“Seeing the amount of people caring for these kids is inspiring,” said gymnast Jessie Jordan. “It is a beautiful thing to be able to interact with these children at LSU. I’m proud to be a Tiger.”
“We all had just as much fun as they did simply running around and playing different games,” volleyball’s Katie Lindelow said. “I know they had a blast, and we were so glad to be able to spend that time with them.”
Camp Tiger’s main objective is to provide a free environment in which children are not singled out for their disabilities.
2013 Camp Tiger participants
Helen Boyle – Volleyball
Joseph Caraway – Track & Field
Laura Carleton – Track & Field
Andreas Duplantis – Track & Field
Desiree Elliott – Volleyball
Jaora Johnson – Track & Field
Jessie Jordan – Gymnastics
Cati Leak – Volleyball
Katie Lindelow – Volleyball
Madi Mahaffey – Volleyball
Malorie Pardo – Volleyball
Thomas Reinecke – Track & Field
Haley Smith – Volleyball