CINCINNATI – Members of the University of Cincinnati track and field/cross country program recently ventured out into the areas surrounding Cincinnati to lend a hand in the community, this time taking up different tools to assist Habitat for Humanity in rehabilitating several properties on Saturday, September 17. The Bearcats were represented by many members of the track and field team that will begin their 2017 season in two months with one indoor competition.
On Saturday, four vans with 10 Bearcats each ventured to different sites, putting in several hours of labor to assist Habitat for Humanity. Duties, including light demolition work, roof repairs and landscaping, were just several of the ways the Bearcats were able to give back.
Saturday’s event was not the first time the Bearcats have joined in efforts within the community this academic year. Earlier this semester, around 30 members of the cross country team joined in Operation School Bell, which took place in Downtown Cincinnati. The event saw the student-athletes prepare backpacks with clothing and school items for local youths to use in the new school year.
Another program the Bearcats joined earlier this year was Feed Your Neighbor. The event, put on by Trinity Lutheran Church, saw 10 members of the team join former coach Bill Schnier as the group helped prepare and serve meals as the church. The athletes also took time to sit and chat with those they served.