Indiana University Athletes Volunteer at Camp Riley (Photo Gallery)

Camp Riley

BY ANICKA SLACHTA The evening of July 21, nearly 100 IU athletes volunteered to stop by Camp Riley at Bradford Woods — a camp associated with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health that caters to kids with physical disabilities — for a night of yard games and sports. “It’s a positive boost of energy to have 100 highly talented and energetic athletes come to camp,” Shay Dawson, director of Bradford Woods, says. Campers get to be around successful individuals around their own ages, which provides positive roles in their lives. This is the second year the event has taken place, and many of the events from last July transferred into this summer’s program: campers and athletes participated in sit [...]

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Melissa Hammans Coming to B-town August 1–2

Hammans

BY DANIEL MORGAN As a shy sixth grader in Noblesville, Indiana, Melissa Hammans sang too softly to earn a spot in her middle school choir. She was crushed, but with inspiration from several of her favorite artists, she persisted and went on to sing throughout high school and college. Now, as a professional singer, Hammans has built a career with her voice and is celebrating folk-rock musicians Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, and Carole King — the musicians who influenced her to overcome her childhood reservations — through her production, Back to the Garden. Following the success of several sold-out performances on the East Coast, the Indiana University graduate is bringing Back to the Garden to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for two shows, August 1 [...]

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