The Johnson & Wales University tennis teams are becoming synonymous with the Waterfire Providence event. For the eighth year in a row, the Wildcats volunteered with the organization when they took part in the August 25 event.
Helping the Waterfire staff is an all-day affair for the Wildcats. In the morning they collect firewood and stock the bins. At night they ride on the boats that go up and down the Providence River to light the bonfires and keep them burning throughout the event.
WaterFire Providence is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
Praised as a work of art and also as a moving symbol of Providence, Waterfire contains more than 80 sparkling bonfires that, when combined with music, engage all the senses for visitors who walk through Waterplace Park. Started in 1994 by artist Barnaby Evans, Waterfire Providence runs from May to November.