Number of Participants: 28
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $473
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: December 2, 2013
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11772, United States
The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team recently completed two volunteer service projects for DC Special Olympics and Food & Friends.
First, on October 30th, the women’s basketball student-athletes volunteered at the Special Olympics DC 2013 Fall Sports Classic. There they supervised several local student-athletes, guiding them through basketball drills such as target passing, spot-shooting and dribbling.
Then on November 1st, the team volunteered at a local Food & Friends – an organization that provides home delivered meals to terminally ill residents in the Washington, DC Metro area. The team has been volunteering with this organization annually since the 2007-08 season, helping with everything from packaging meals for delivery, to unloading and sorting canned goods and food items for the kitchen. This year, the student-athletes even helped cut pies for the organization’s Thanksgiving Holiday Pie giveaway.
“Special Olympics and Food & Friends are both tremendous organizations to get involved in, and we feel the work we do for both is very meaningful and rewarding” head coach Lester Butler, Jr. said. “It’s a win-win, because it’s a great opportunity to give back to the community, and our team always has a blast.”
Provided by the District of Columbia Sports Information Department.