A Powerful Message From Student-Athletes


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas student-athletes from several sports took time to send an important message to more than 1,000 fifth-grade students in Northwest Arkansas.

The Razorbacks took part in the Red Ribbon Rally at the Randal Tyson Track Center for the ninth year, helping raise awareness about the dangers of drugs, tobacco and alcohol use.  The student-athletes talked to the elementary students about how those things impact your health, cause cancer, depression, dependency and kill your dreams.

“I thought that every student-athlete was engaging, had fun and shared a great message – do not use drugs or alcohol,” Branch Terrell, Razorback men’s tennis.

Other student-athletes and coaches who took part include Dan Skipper (football), Bailee Hankenson (volleyball), Kiara Parker (women’s track and field), Bruinna Freeman (women’s basketball), Katon Mile (men’s basketba
ll, Taliyah Brooks (women’s track), coach Chris Johnson (women’s track) and Simeon Hinsey (women’s basketball.