SUNY Potsdam students promote 'National Eating Disorder Awareness Week'
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Pictured are Molly McCuin, Heather Johnson, Brittany Thivierge, Carissa Cornwell, Amanda Perry, Shannon Pagliaro and Sarah Hraniotis.

POTSDAM -- The SUNY Potsdam softball team has teamed up with the SUNY Potsdam student community to promote “National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.”

Members of the team will man a table in the student union and participate in “Operation Beautiful Wednesday” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to noon Thursday. Operation Beautiful is a positive thinking initiative where people place Post-it notes with complimentary statements in random places for others to find.

“I think there is a lot of negative thinking and even bullying among people now a days,” said Bears’ senior captain Heather Johnson, Heuvelton. “This is a cause that is close to our team and it is a nice opportunity for us to get people to start thinking positively.”

The Bears will open the 2013 season with a doubleheader against the Lyndon

State Hornets Friday, March 1 at the Adirondack Sports Complex Dome in

Queensbury at 1 p.m.