Next wave of Buckeyes traveling to Puerto Rico for service-learning experience
Fourteen Ohio State student-athletes, along with three staff members, are traveling to Puerto Rico from Aug. 3 through 9 for a service-learning experience. The Ohio State University Department of Athletics, SASSO and Buckeyes Go International are partnering with Soles4Souls for the sixth time. Previous collaborated trips have included destinations of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Jamaica.
Buckeye student-athletes will facilitate shoe distributions at local schools and communities in the San Juan area. In addition to the service, the Buckeyes are also slated to participate in a variety of cultural immersion activities and educational opportunities.
Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing.
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The student-athletes participating include:
Asa Burke – Men’s Track & Field
Katya Duvall – Softball
Chance Ehrnsberger – Men’s Track & Field
Jack Jasinski – Men’s Lacrosse
Domenik Koch – Fencing
Devin Landstra – Women’s Swimming & Diving
Paige Postalwait – Women’s Lacrosse
Alexus Pyles – Women’s Track & Field
Nate Romans – Baseball
Olivia Sneed – Women’s Tennis
Zach Steiner – Wrestling
Stephanie Thielemann – Synchronized Swimming
Rhiann Travis – Rifle
John Wiitala – Men’s Ice Hockey