The Office of Student Services strives to establish a commitment of service to others as a foundation for a balanced student-athlete lifestyle. Student-athletes at Florida State are challenged to provide service to the community and individuals who are in need. With a clearly defined program of service, student-athletes are given the opportunity to develop a lifelong commitment to volunteerism. On any day of the week you can find any number of the Seminoles giving back to the community. It is with great honor that each and every year Florida State University and the Department of Athletics continues this commitment of service to the community.
January was a very busy month in the community service department for multiple teams including football and women’s soccer. Everyone was involved in community service activities ranging from 5K’s to visiting children at elementary schools.
Football season might be over, but community service is just beginning for some players. January is recognized as National Literacy Month and the ‘Noles visited Springwood Elementary on January 15th, 2015 to partake in some reading activities. Players read books to the elementary school students and expressed the importance of reading.
Not only was the football team taking part in literacy month, but the sand volleyball team contributed as well. On January 26th, 2015, they went to Ft. Baden Elementary School. Just like the football players, the sand volleyball players advocated the importance of reading and then read to the young students.
The Seminole soccer team joined in on National Literacy Month visiting Oak Ridge Elementary School on January 28th, 2015. The reigning National Champions read to the young students and encouraged them to read more.
On January 20th, 2015, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital dedicated a family playroom to FSU’s very own Mike Martin. The “Mike Martin Family Playroom” is in honor of the Martin’s generous donation to the Children’s Center. Players Josh Delph and Hank Truluck were on hand at the event to lend their support to the longtime coach.
January is just the start of all the community service activities Florida State will be partaking in during the 2015 spring semester. Stay tuned to Seminoles.com for further updates on the ‘Noles in the Community throughout the spring semester.
Other Community Service Activities for January 2015
Softball (January 22, 2015)
Visited Tallahassee Seminole Club
o Players spoke to club members about being FSU student-athletes
Women’s Basketball (January 24, 2015)
Participated in the 2015 Trent Trot 5k
o Helped participants get ready for the race
o Organized raise start up
Women’s Soccer (January 27, 2015)
Visited Trinity Catholic School
o Sportsmanship Ceremony
o Student-athletes discussed the importance of Sportsmanship
Members of the Florida State football team visit Springwood Elementary
Members of the Florida State soccer team visit Oak Ridge Elementary
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