Hotchkiss athletes are volunteering their time and talent to host free sports clinics for area children as part of a new community service project organized by St. Luke's Society, the School's oldest club. The inaugural tennis clinic on Oct. 8, pictured above, and the following lacrosse clinic on Oct. 22 were successful.
The clinics are the brainchild of Julia Widen '24, who is a head of St. Luke's. She is also a captain of the varsity field hockey team and member of the girls varsity track and field team.
“This is an active outdoor community, and I thought there would be a lot of interest," she said. "We have so many varsity sports teams with students who have been playing for a really long time with really good coaches. Passing those skills on to other kids is a great service and gets them involved with people outside the Hotchkiss community. I wanted to make it really easy for student athletes to get involved.”
Upcoming free clinics are open to players ages 8-12 from the surrounding communities and beyond. They will be hosted on Sundays at Hotchkiss.
Tennis on Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. Register here.
Baseball on Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to noon. Register here.
Basketball on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon. Register here.
Hockey on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to noon. Register here.