WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -For the second straight year, the Boilermaker softball team spent its Labor Day with youth in the community, helping out at Hanna Fest 2012. The track and field team participated for the first time. The event, which featured children's games, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live entertainment and more, raised funds for the Hanna Community Center, a non-profit agency that provides programs and social services to the Hanna neighborhood and all residents of Tippecanoe County.
The Center's mission is to advance the wellbeing and quality of life of the Hanna Community by providing quality programs, services and community interactions for the neighborhood and the youthful and elderly citizens it serves. The center also seeks to celebrate the diverse cultures of Greater Lafayette, while preserving Lafayette's African American culture, heritage and history.
While at Hanna Fest, the Boilermaker softball and track and field athletes helped sell concessions, distribute prizes and run the games, such as moon walk, bean bag toss, soda ring toss, an obstacle course and bingo. The team also stayed until the end of the event and assisted with the breakdown of all of the stations.
The Hanna Community Center is one of the 23 agencies supported by the Greater Lafayette United Way.