POTSDAM, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam men's basketball and women's hockey teams participated in the Walkin' for Wilz 5K Walk/Run to Cure Juvenile Diabetes on Saturday, Sept. 8.
The route took the Bears and other community members from Ives Park to the Clarkson University campus. This basketball team has participated in the walk for three straight seasons, while the hockey team joined them for the first time. The funds raised by the walkers went to support the Juveniles Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).
The Walkin' for Wilz event is named in honor of Billy “Wilz” Howlett, who in 2008 lost his battle against diabetes at the age of 20. The 5k walk/run has raised over $80,000 since its inception for the Central New York chapter of the JDRF.