Justin Simmons, currently a freshman at Waynesburg University located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, will join 28 members of the Waynesburg Yellow Jacket Track and Field team on their annual mission trip to Wilmington, North Carolina from March 9 to March 15.
The track team members will be working alongside volunteers from the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM). Student-athletes will be working on home repair projects for elderly and handicapped citizens in the Wilmington area. According to Waynesburg Head Coach Jason Falvo, the mission trip asks a great deal of the young athletes. “We normally work two four hour shifts per day as well as train at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and compete in an invitational meet at Coastal Carolina University on the weekend.
Simmons expressed gratitude in being selected to participate in the trip. “One of the reasons I wanted to attend a Christian university was to become involved in helping people. I am honored that Coach Falvo asked me to be a part of this ministry.”
Simmons is a 2013 graduate of Hackettstown High School where he was a varsity letter winner in both Cross Country and Track. He is a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Hackettstown and is the son of Jim and MaryAnn Simmons of Hackettstown.