Athletic Teams Take on Community Service Projects

Posted: October 9, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Student-Athlete Advisory Council designated October as Student-Athlete Action Month, and to develop their potential as role models for others, various Mason athletic team members will be involved in community service activities.

Activities completed so far include

  • The women’s lacrosse team assisted with the MS Walk on Sept. 29.
  • Members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as representatives from the coaching staff, began their annual community service of reading to local elementary in September and will continue throughout October and the season.
  • The women’s track and field team assisted with the McLean Youth Track club cross-country meet at Bull Run Park on Sept. 30.
  • The wrestling team handed out ribbons on Oct. 2 to men for the White Ribbon Campaign, geared toward ending violence against women. The campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men’s violence against women.
  • The rowing team assisted with the Clothesline Project for Sexual Assault Services Oct. 2 to 5. The project was a visual display of T-shirts created by and for victims of violence.

    Other events slated for this month include a canned food drive at all the men’s and women’s soccer matches at home. The annual Colonial Athletic Association Blood Drive will take place on Oct. 18. The women’s track and field team will be course marshals for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. And the softball team will be designing and running a Haunted House for Special Olympians at the Annandale Fall Festival on Oct. 28.

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