LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue students are giving back to children in the community who don't usually have the opportunity to be active.
PETE's PALS is for children ages 3 to 18 with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.
Children are paired with a Purdue student and spend two hours receiving physical and aquatic instruction.
Co-Coordinator of PETE's PALS Kevin Richards said this is a great opportunity for the kids and the Purdue students as well.
"There aren't a whole lot of opportunities geared specifically for children with disabilities in the Greater Lafayette area," Richards said. "For the Purdue students, it's a good opportunity for them to come out and not only do some service, but also put to use some of the skills they're learning."
Richards said many of the students who volunteer are Physical Education and Sports Science majors.
PETE's PALS runs one night a week for 7 weeks.
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