Men's Basketball And Student-Athletes Volunteer At ADA Walk
Sept. 22, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is organizing a group of student-athlete volunteers to attend this Sunday's American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk. The walk will be held in Look Park in Northampton from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Among the Minutemen and Minutewomen in attendance will be Derek Kellogg and the UMass men's basketball team.
The American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk is a walk to raise money to help those living with diabetes. The Step Out Walk all started in Western Massachusetts behind the promotion and dedication of David Allen. Allen, a resident of Longmeadow, spent much of his life promoting this walk after losing his daughter and father to diabetes. In 2008, Allen, the captain of "Elliot's Team" raised over $54,000. Ever since, the ADA has brought the walk back to Western Mass.
Direction to Look Park, Northampton:
FROM SPRINGFIELD/CONNECTICUT AREA: I-91 NORTH TO EXIT 19; AT END OF RAMP, FOLLOW ATTRACTIONS SIGN ARROWS. CROSS RT. 9. YOU ARE NOW ON DAMON ROAD. GO TO NEXT LIGHT AND GO STRAIGHT THROUGH. THIS IS BRIDGE ROAD. APPROX. 2 MILES TO LOOK PARK. 25-35 MINUTES
FROM AMHERST AREA: RT. 9 WEST OVER COOLIDGE BRIDGE TO LIGHT. TURN RIGHT. AT NEXT LIGHT, GO STRAIGHT 2 MILES TO LOOK PARK. 25-35 MINUTES
FROM GREENFIELD/VERMONT AREA: TAKE I-91 SOUTH TO EXIT 20. AT LIGHT TURN RIGHT. APPROX. 2 MILES TO LOOK PARK. 25-35 MINUTES
FROM PITTSFIELD AREA: FROM LEE, LENOX OR ADAMS ROUTE 7 TO ROUTE 9. TAKE RT. 9 EAST TOWARD WINDSOR AND NORTHAMPTON. THE PARK ENTRANCE IS ON THE RIGHT JUST PAST THE V.A. MEDICAL CENTER. APPROX. 1 HOUR DRIVING TIME
FROM BOSTON AREA: TAKE MASS TPKE WEST TO EXIT 4 WEST SPRINGFIELD. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FROM SPRINGFIELD. APPROX. 2 HOURS
FROM ALBANY AREA: MASS TURNPIKE EAST TO EXIT 4 WEST SPRINGFIELD. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FROM SPRINGFIELD. APPROX. 2 HOURS
FROM WESTFIELD/SOUTHWICK: RT. TO NORTHAMPTON CENTER. AT LIGHT (ACADEMY OF MUSIC ON RIGHT & EDWARDS CHURCH DIRECTLY AHEAD OF YOU) TURN LEFT ONTO RT. 9 WEST. STAY ON RT. 9 THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF FLORENCE UNTIL YOU COME TO THE PARK ON LEFT. APPROX. 30-45 MINUTES
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