Bronson Bruneau had the opportunity of a lifetime traveling to Vietnam with the ACE Program. Bruneau taught academics, sports and life skills to students at under-resourced middle schools in the Mekong Delta with the aim of encouraging them to prepare for higher education.DURHAM, N.C. – This summer, junior long snapper/tight end
ACE provides one-time funding for accepted Duke-Stanford ACE student-athletes to participate in three-week, immersive summer service experiences with an international community partner. Each summer, 40 Duke-Stanford ACE student-athletes – 20 Blue Devils and 20 Cardinal – will participate in one of four international group programs with diverse service themes including health outreach, education, environmental sustainability and conservation, social enterprise, coaching, and more.
David Cutcliffe's Duke Football TV Show caught up with Bruneau and spoke with the Lakeville, Minn., product about his experience in Vietnam and the connections he made while there. ACE program director Emily Durham also covered the power of sports and how it can build relationships across countries and languages. Cutcliffe talked about the life-long impact a program like ACE can have on student-athletes.
Duke (3-3, 0-2 ACC) travels to No. 7 Louisville (4-1, 2-1 ACC) for a 7 p.m. Friday night kickoff. The game will be televised on ESPN.