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State College Travelin Table

Penn State student athletes worked with the Centre County YMCA’s anti-hunger program on Thursday in downtown State College.

The YMCA’s “travelin’ table” was parked on Locust Lane, just off of East College Avenue.

Student athletes spent part of the day handing out grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, hot chocolate and desserts, all free of charge.

University officials say these types of community service activities give the student athletes a chance to connect with sports fans.

“The biggest thing is just being able to connect with the community in different ways. A lot of times the community can look at our athletes and say okay they’re just athletes but they’re so much more than that. So being able to see their personalities, being able to give back, but just connect and build a community, I think is really empowering.”

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