University of Toledo student-athletes have donated more than 2,488 hours of community service so far this school year, UT vice president and athletic director Mike O’Brien announced today.
Rocket student-athletes from all sports have been involved in numerous volunteer services both on campus and in the Toledo area community. Volunteer activities include working with children and the elderly, fund-raising for worthy causes, and promoting awareness of health and other important social issues.
“We are very proud of the work our student-athletes do in the community,” said UT vice president and athletic director Mike O’Brien. “Knowing the time it takes to go to school full time and compete in a Division I sport, it says a lot about the character of our student-athletes that so many of them volunteer their time to the many important causes in our community.”
Many community service activities of the athletic department are coordinated by the student-athlete academic services office. Jillian Lehman, UT’s academic athletic coordinator for student-athlete development, said that community service is an opportunity for UT student-athletes to give something back to the community.