ROTC Cadets Help Make Races for Veterans a Success


SFU Army ROTC cadets volunteered at the annual Sweat-for-Vets 5K and 10K races in Altoona on Nov. 3.

The races were held on Brush Mountain and the money raised from the event went to veterans in the area.

“We partake in Sweat-for-Vets because we want to show our support to the local veterans,” said cadet Esau Olson. “We take pride in giving back to veterans in our community who have given so much to us. It is our thank you to those who have served.”

MS1 Shauna Abair also understands the importance of serving at events like Sweat-for-Vets.

“It is important we do this to show our appreciation for the veterans who have served.”

The cadets who volunteered carried water to hydration stations on the mountain and then handed out water to the runners during the races. 

“We are also here to make sure they are safe,” said Hailey Sintobin. “It is a difficult course – if a runner goes down, it is our job to get them help.”

Cadets also made sure runners did not get lost along the trails. 

“I hope this is a tradition that the Saint Francis ROTC program continues,” said Olson.