The Montana Tech Orediggers will be out in full force this Wednesday morning, but it will not be on the gridiron, the oval or Kelvin Sampson Court,  Montana Tech student-athletes will be heading back to our local elementary schools for "Walk to School with the Orediggers" day where the athletes will meet schoolkids at different locations around town before school and proceed to walk with them to school where each child will get a free t-shirt compliments of the Montana Tech Mining Department, Montana Tech Foundation,  Horizon Credit Union, a proud, longtime supporter of Digger Athletics.

Montana Tech Athletic Direcctor Matt Stepan says that this fun event is fun for all parties involved. "Walk to School Day is a tradition we've had for a number of years," Stepan said noting that the kids look forward to it every year.  "They get to walk to school with the Diggers," he added with a smile.  While Stepan says it's important for Tech's student-athletes to be visible in the community, this event is particularly fun because of the way that youngsters in particular look up to the Orediggers. "Our student-athetes do a great job of being positive community leaders and being able to make that connection with our schoolkids is really important," Stepan said, adding, "It's a responsibility that our athletes take very seriously, it's well-received by the community, the kids absolutely love it but it's also important because it promotes a healthy lifestyle."

Routes, locations and times are available on the official website of Montana Tech Athletics,

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