West Chester University men’s track and field team joined forces with Team Impact earlier in the week and signed 12-year-old Trent Clayton to the team.
Clayton is battling Cerebral Cavernoma, a vascular abnormality of the central nervous system.
Team Impact is non-profit organization that is run out of Boston, Massachusetts. Their main goal is to improve the quality of life for children like Clayton who have serious, chronic illnesses. They draft kids onto different college athletic teams based on where they live and they become a member of the team until graduation from Team Impact.
Clayton has already partaken in practices and team activities with the track and field team. Head coach Jason Kilgore was excited about the signing of Clayton, “(Trent) has already been out to practices and other team functions, and we are learning as much from him as he is from us. West Chester track & field is proud to welcome Trent to its family.”
Both Clayton and the West Chester University men’s track and field team are excited about the opportunities that this relationship will bring.
Ryan Calpin is a fourth-year student majoring in communication studies with a minor in journalism. He can be reached at RC784188@wcupa.edu