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Wildcats Volunteer at Michelle's Miles 5K
Members of the water polo team with Jay Wright.

Oct. 7, 2013

VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova women's water polo team volunteered at the sixth annual Michelle's Miles 5K last Sunday in Newtown Square, Pa.

Michelle's Miles, which is held by The Episcopal Academy, is an event to celebrate the life of Michelle Deasey. A talented and dedicated Episcopal Academy third grader, Deasey unexpectedly passed away in December 2007. Deasey embodied the qualities and attributes valued by The Episcopal Academy community.

Head coach Damon Newman used to coach water polo at Episcopal Academy, where he first heard of the 5K.

"We decided that it was an event we want to continue to support outside of our regular off-campus community events," said Newman. "The event is for a great cause and we really enjoy helping out every year."

Race proceeds went to the Episcopal Academy Parents' Association, with a portion being directed to the Michelle Deasey Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Men's basketball head coach Jay Wright was also in attendance at the event.