AMHERST, N.Y. – Over the course of the last month, student-athletes and coaches from Daemen College have volunteered their time to help with the efforts of Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, a non-profit organization which aims to give a helping hand to families who otherwise would be unable to achieve their dream of home ownership.
Members of Daemen’s men’s and women’s track & field, cross country, soccer, men’s golf and women’s volleyball, tennis and basketball teams spread out across the Buffalo area to volunteer at eight different work sites on Saturday, March 23, Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13.
During their time at the work site, the teams participated in all kinds of construction-related activities from drywalling to insulating, from sanding to painting.
“On behalf of Daemen College’s coaches and student-athlete participants, I would like to thank Habitat for Humanity Buffalo for allowing us the opportunity to take part in such meaningful projects,” said Daemen Director of Athletics William Morris. “It was a great opportunity for our student-athletes and coaches to get out and help families in our community.”
Morris also gave a strong thanks to Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator Katie Bishop who coordinated the event with administrators from Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, as well as the College’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee which sponsored this community outreach project.
This example of volunteerism demonstrates the Athletic Department’s commitment to the College’s call for servant leadership and the NCAA Division II objective of community engagement.