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The evening is called a Blessing Ball for a reason. It is not just a kind gesture to a special group of individuals, but a full on blessing for everyone involved. Georgetown College men's and women's cross country teams once again participated in this fun filled evening at Leesburg Christian Church.
"We had 22 go this year, that's four more than last year and many of them have been looking forward to this since we left the ball a year ago," said GC coach Lucas Garnett. "All our volunteers spent the evening dining, dancing and playing games with their special guests."
Each student-athlete had a wide variety of experiences as some of their dates wanted to boogie all night long, never leaving the dance floor; others wanted to have long conversations with their college dates; and still others wanted to play bingo or "Let's Make a Deal."
"Cody Coffey and Austin Snider spent the whole night on the dance floor," Garnett said. "The spectrum was all over the place, but at the end of the night every experience was so special, meaningful and memorable.
"This event is so special. For many of the special guests, it is the biggest night of the year. It says a lot about these young men and women who sacrifice a few hours on a Friday night, the night before a morning race, to help make this night so special for their guest. We were honored that Leesburg allowed us to come help again this year."
Austin Snider and Kater Riddle helped make the night a great one for their special guests.