Bridgeport, Conn. – The St. Thomas Aquinas College athletic department is the recipient of the 2015 Community Cup which is presented to the institution in that tallies the most number of community service and community engagement hours per student-athlete. This marks the sixth consecutive year they have received the award.
In the 2014-15 academic year, the Spartans averaged nearly one full day of community service per student-athlete, totaling over 23 hours each. They volunteered to assist at a SIDS Walk, donated time to Toys for Tots, lent a helping-hand on Cell Phones for Soldiers, and tallied over 500 hours with Friends for Jaclyn and the United Way’s Spring Day of Caring. Altogether, St. Thomas Aquinas’ student-athletes committed 5,280 hours to support the community that supports them.
The Spartans were recognized at the East Coast Conference Awards Dinner where they received the Community Cup as well as a $500 grant for 2015-2016.