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Grace welcomes South Bend schools for Sportsmanship Summit

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace College and Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe welcomed student-athletes from the high schools of the South Bend area for a Sportsmanship Summit on Monday.

Thirty student-athletes from the South Bend schools attended the conference, which was designed to educate student-athletes about sportsmanship and character training in athletics.

“We are pleased to be a part of building character at the high-school level through the Sportsmanship Summit,” Briscoe said. “We hope it served as a great opportunity to educate and reinforce character education and to help promote the importance of sportsmanship for each student-athlete.”

Students from the South Bend high schools spent the day together working in groups to discuss and challenge one another in sportsmanship and character-building opportunities in the athletic realm. The students worked in team-initiative opportunities to build camaraderie among the schools in the conference.

The Sportsmanship Summit featured sessions from Roger Grossman, Briscoe and Grace student-athletes Martin Schiele and Kye Barrett. Student-athletes also took turns sitting on a panel and answering questions in a peer-to-peer teaching environment.South Bend Riley Athletic Director Seabe Gavin Jr. and Briscoe coordinated closely together in the planning of this event.