Gallery: Saluki Unity sponsors a run/walk event for social injustices
"This is an opportunity for everyone to show what Salukis' athletics is all about, which is diversity, unity, togetherness. There's not a place for racism,"
September 19, 2020
Saluki Unity, a student-athlete led group, sponsored a Run/Walk event on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Banterra Center at SIU to bring awareness to social injustices and systematic racism in the United States and helped raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois.
“With everything that’s been going on in the country […] every team has come together. This is an opportunity for everyone to show what Salukis’ athletics is all about, which is diversity, unity, togetherness. There’s not a place for racism,” SIU head football coach, Nick Hill said.
Athletes from different sport teams at SIU came out to show their support.
“I’m here to support the social injustices and everything that is happening in this country. I’m here to show my support and be a voice to the community who don’t have a voice,” Kyra Hunter, a SIU volleyball player said.