U of Ill. student starts veterans outdoor group
Jul. 06, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois student and Iraq War veteran is organizing outdoor activities for fellow veterans, especially those with disabilities.
The Champaign News-Gazette reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1xxb9rS ) that Eric Swenson wants to unite fellow student veterans on the campus. His plans include taking those with disabilities on a pheasant hunt and competing in a softball league.
He says it's hard for veterans to adjust to campus life because they're often in classes with younger students.
The Army veteran is working with a local club to organize a free hunting trip that'll include a wheel-chair accessible cart.
He's formed a team to compete in a softball league this fall. Swenson says the only problem so far is picking colors for a team that includes Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps members.
Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com