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When Jonathan Lenarz became Trinity's men's soccer coach last spring, he stated that he wanted the team to become more active within the community. To that end, he took the Trolls about two miles from campus to spend time with students at Elim Christian School, a school for children with disabilities.

"Sometimes we take our able bodies for granted and we're not as joyful about our abilities as we should be," Lenarz said. "We can minister to those kids and also gain some perspective from them and their situations."

Lenarz has great compassion for disabled students. While a student at the College, the 1996 graduate completed an internship at Elim where he developed strong ties with some of the students.

During its visit, the team played basketball, pool, and air hockey with the Elim kids, and Lenarz believes both groups can benefit from more interaction in the future.

"We hope to make this a regular monthly outreach during the off-season," he said. "I saw some of my guys come out of their shells and establish some friendships. It should remind us to use our abilities as fully as possible."

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