Athletic Department Blog | February 2012

Athletes Celebrate Valentine's with Service

Feb 10, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 1:16 pm | Updated: March 1, 2012 9:53 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah—BYU athletes descended on Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Thursday for a night of music and dancing in their annual Valentine’s dance.

“I just love music and dancing,” said BYU running back Michael Alisa. “It’s a blast and obviously it feels good because you’re helping other people feel good. I love seeing other people smile.”

The athletes took time out of busy schedules to mingle, talk and dance with the residents through the evening.

Alisa recalled one resident who wasn’t interested in dancing, but drew him into a conversation about the past BYU football season.

“He was really talkative,” Alisa said. “He sure loves talking football, and I have no problem with that.”

Student athletes dance with residents at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab

Bob and Cindy Wakefield, volunteer service representatives, mingle with residents.

(Pictures courtesy of Natalie Stewart)

Adelin Marsh dances with a resident.

Swimmer Daniel Hofstedt dances with a resident.

Tia Withers and Natalie Stewart at the dance.

BYU cheerleaders at the dance.

Adelin Marsh dances with a resident.

Nachelle Mackie and Natalie Stewart pose with one of the residents.

(Photos courtesy of Tia Withers)