MANSFIELD, Conn. - The University of Connecticut volleyball team had a busy morning on Saturday in the midst of its 2014 preseason. Student-athletes, coaching staff members, and support staff arrived at the Bicentennial Pond and Mansfield Middle school at 8 a.m. to volunteer for the "Kids Who Tri Succeed" Children's Triathlon.
"Kids Who Tri Succeed" is a USAT-sanctioned triathlon for children ages 4-to-14. Now in its ninth year, the event is dedicated to teaching kids the important of fitness and how to effectively work towards a fitness goal. The event draws children from the local area as well as participants from New York and Massachusetts.
Participant check-in ran from 8-8:45 a.m. with the race officially kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Members of the team spent the morning encouraging competing children and serving as course supervisors
For more information on the event or to find out how to get involved, please visit kidswhotrisucceed.com
The Huskies open the regular season on Aug. 29 against New Hampshire as part of the 2014 UConn Classic. To keep up the team during the final week of preseason, follow @UConnVB on Twitter.