For a fifth year in a row, Notre Dame student athletes are reaching out to their community through a summer class called the Center for Social Concerns.
On Thursday, a group of athletes participating in the class was spending their afternoon at the Corvilla House on Bulla.
Corvilla is a non-for-profit organization that provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities.
Jarrett Grace says, “"For us it is such a change up and such a blessing just to have these experiences that really open our eyes to the community and the people that support us. We are coming out here and these guys are great. They love us and know stuff about us and it gives us a chance to learn stuff about them and their lives."
All week the athletes will spend their mornings in the classroom then their afternoons at the house where they help with cookout, play games, and spend time with the residents.
"You get to meet a lot of new people and throughout the week you really get to know them and really become friends with them. Honestly we learn from them. They are just such great people and happy all of the time. It really just brightens our day,” says Nick Martin.
This class provides Irish athletes with a unique opportunity.
If you would like to donate your time to Corvilla you can go to their website www.corvilla.org. They are always welcoming volunteers.