The University of Nevada swimming and diving team volunteered at the Reno Balloon Races for the second straight year this week.
On Thursday, 10 members of the team spent time at the E.L. Cord tissue paper balloon launch, seeing some of the balloons off with local children.
The stop early Thursday was the first in a line of pending community service appearances for the group. The entire team (22 student-athletes) is scheduled to work at the Truckee Tough Mudder on September 28. Then on October 21 several of the Pack's international student-athletes will participate in Reading Day at a local middle school - they'll each read something aloud in their native language.
Later this Fall the group will meet its pen pals from a local middle school. Coach Abby Steketee was on of two recipients of Nevada's Give Back Like Jack award earlier in 2013. The award is given to members of the Nevada staff that demonstrate exceptional community service records.