Patients at UNC Children's Hospital couldn't go out trick or treating on Thursday night, so Tar Heels student-athletes brought the trick or treating to them. Or the treats, anyway.
More than 30 Carolina student-athletes, representing the women's lacrosse, gymnastics, swimming & diving, baseball and track & field teams, visited the hospital Thursday evening to celebrate "Heeloween" with patients there. They painted pumpkins, visited rooms and distributed Halloween goodies.
"I know the reason that I wanted to go to the Children's Hospital this year was because I remember how much fun I had as a child going trick or treating, dressing up and eating lots of candy," said Zoe Skinner, a senior on the women's lacrosse team. "The children we visited tonight unfortunately don't have that same opportunity this year, so visiting the hospital gave us all a chance to bring the Halloween spirit to these wonderful kids."
For more photos from the visit, check out the "Heeloween" album on Facebook and like the Carolina Outreach page. And for more on the Tar Heels' community service activities, follow Carolina Outreach on Twitter @iServeiLead.