Fifth Grade Students Attend Sports Hero Day at BYU

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Wed, 10/18/2023 - 12:31
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
Sports Hero Day
On October 6, 2023 approximately 700 fifth-grade students from across Utah Valley descended onto BYU campus for an exciting day to be spent with their local college sports heroes. BYU calls this activity "Sports Hero Day." Its purpose is to provide fifth-grade students the opportunity to interact with BYU athletes, to learn about teamwork, leadership, and to observe their positive examples in academics, athletics, and social circumstances up close and personal. Before the students went to Sports Hero Day, they wrote essays explaining, "Who Their Hero Is and Why?" Out of seven schools Brockbank had two winners, Hazel Hudson and Katie Mateus. The students listened to athlete's who spoke about staying mentally tough, being honest, setting short and long range goals, and balancing school and sports. It was a fun day that the students really enjoyed!