In late September, a couple of Hodags helped out with an E.R.I.C. clinic at a local middle school. The goal of the clinic was to simultaneously teach young adolescents about ultimate frisbee and cancer symptom recognition. We taught the kids to throw and catch along with explaining how they should speak up when something is wrong with their bodies. The middle schoolers ended the clinic by playing a quick game of ultimate before we had to say goodbye. Maybe, some of these kids will turn out to be future Hodags!
On December 14th, the Hodags teamed up with the Belladonnas to spend a Saturday morning giving back to the community through Second Harvest Foodbank. They spent most of their time sorting and bagging fresh produce that would eventually be given to families in need in the Madison area for the Holiday season. The project was a success, special thanks to Jordan, Peter, Chris, Tommy, Nick, Shane and Rainy for continuing the proud Hodag tradition of giving back to our wonderful Madison community.
Food for Haiti was an opportunity for us to help out people that really needed it. We spent a few hours on a Saturday making packs of food filled with dehydrated vegetables, vitamins, and rice. Not the most appetizing meal, but each package fed a family of 6. After we helped out, we got to work getting ready for regionals.