PHILADELPHIA – On Halloween evening, Temple student-athletes from a number of teams participated in the 8th Annual Avenue of Treats, an event that provides a fun and safe atmosphere for trick-or-treating. The student-athletes were located along Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, handing out candy to local children in costumes.
The annual event is hosted by Beech Community Services, who engages Temple and other local businesses to join their efforts and provide candy to the children who live in and around the community.
Participating Temple sports this year included men’s crew, women’s track & field, lacrosse, field hockey and women’s tennis. Hooter the Owl, cheerleaders and members of the Diamond Gems were also on hand.
“Temple Athletics prides itself in its community service efforts,” said Kevin Clark, Vice President and Director of Athletics, “so having our student-athletes take part in the Avenue of the Treats for the second straight year is just one of many ways we give back to the North Philadelphia community.”