Northwestern students include service project in Chiro Games trip

Kate Martin | October 31, 2013

Two dozen Northwestern students will spend a day cleaning up a local beach.

Northwestern students head to sunny Cocoa Beach, Florida this week to participate in Chiro Games. The athletic tournament brings together students from chiropractic colleges throughout the US and Canada.

This year, Team Northwestern is pioneering a community service project, which they hope will be expanded to other schools in the future. “This is another example of the excellence Northwestern is known for,” said Dr. Emily Tweed, dean of student affairs and enrollment management. “Our students really wanted to give back to this small community who generously host nearly 1,000 students every year at this event.”

Northwestern participants added a day to their trip so they can volunteer in the local community. Working with an organization called Keep Brevard Beautiful, our 23 students and two advisors will spend the day cleaning up the beach on Friday.

Chiro Games competition begins Saturday, Nov. 2, with Northwestern fielding teams for softball, sand volleyball, swimming and the 5k run/10 mile relay. Students from other programs are welcome to participate as well, although this year’s group from Northwestern includes only chiropractic students. Complete information and schedules can be found on the Chiro Games website.

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