Boardman swim and dive teams explain the spirit of BTUB

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Neighbors | Submitted .Swim and dive team members on Boardman Team Unity Building Team 3 volunteered at Salvation Army. Pictured are (front) Abby Yocum, Jennah Markovitch, MacKenzie Widrig, Casey Wert, Bella Lonsway; (back) Brendan Beam, Brendan Rutledge, Will Linker, Jordan Stackpole, Kyle Kimerer, Hailey Marcus, Julia Castellano, Megan Janak and Gaby Pantaleo.

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Neighbors | Submitted .Swim and dive team members for Boardman Team Unity Building volunteered at Angels for Animals. Team members who volunteered are (front) Sydney Hull, Mikel Flatley, Anna Oliver, Allysa DiNapoli, Carly Amendola; (back) Jordan Jones, Tyler Williams, Steven Vasko, Callen Aulizia, Teddy Anzevino, Noah Basista and Andy Beichner.

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Neighbors | Submitted .Blankets were created by Boardman Team Unity Building Team 1 for the Akron’s Children’s Hospital. Team members include (front) Aadia Brinkley, Gizzy Kelso, Ava Velasquez, Sarah Varga, Mia Bruno, Sarah Murray, Ali Kuras, Delany Notar, Maddie Connolly; (back) Madison Riccuiti, Mason Rassega, Jake Thomas, David Giancola, Matthew DunLany and Siman Mascola..

The Boardman High School swim and dive team recently completed their annual BTUB community service activities.

Boardman Team Unity Building, or BTUB, is a unique tradition that inspires Boardman student athletes to give back. Each swimmer is broken up into one of three BTUB teams. Each BTUB team is led by the senior swimmers and divers, who then organize and create the activities that will benefit their chosen charity or non-profit.

This year, Boardman BTUB team 1 designed and created 16 blankets for children at Akron Children’s Hospital. The blankets were then delivered to the hospital by senior BTUB leaders Mia Bruno and Sarah Murray.

Boardman BTUB team 2 spent time at Angels for Animals carrying bags of cat litter, cleaning windows and doors along with cleaning out the pet cages. They also cared for some of the animals. This BTUB team was led by seniors Carly Amendola, Sydney Hull and Callen Aulizia.

Boardman BTUB team 3 worked closely with the Salvation Army and donated close to 150 rolls of toilet paper to the organization. This team was led by seniors Brendan Rutledge, Hailey Marcus, Kyle Kimerer and Megan Janak.

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