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Seniors’ Prom

Rogers State student-athletes hosts prom for assisted-living center

The Rogers State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee provided a photo booth in which the residents of The Brookfield, an assisted-living center, could commemorate the event. The afternoon was filled with music, food and dancing. ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY PHOTOS

Thanks to 25 college athletes at Rogers State University, residents of an area assisted-living center relived a special moment: prom night. The Hillcats Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted a senior prom, complete with a prom king and queen, for residents at The Brookfield, an assisted-living center in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Residents spent weeks searching for the perfect dress in anticipation of the big dance, and it turned out to be the most highly attended event at the center. Student-athletes spent the day decorating, dancing and sharing their delight with glamour shots in the photo booth.

“In Claremore, we have a large support system that includes a lot of senior citizens,” Rogers State Director of Athletics Ryan Erwin said. “We spent some time there and really developed a love for interacting with them.”

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