Student-Athletes Take Part in MLK Service Day
Thursday, January 21, 2010
SHREVEPORT-While striving to play large roles in the community of Shreveport, Centenary student-athletes continued to show their commitment while opening "Dream Week 2010" with MLK Service Day.

Ladies and Gents from the men's and women's soccer and swimming teams joined gymnastics and softball as well as other faculty, staff and students to provide support at Creswell and E.B.W. Stoner Hill Elementary schools on Monday.

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover provided the participants with opening remarks before projects began. Volunteers took part in school beautification projects at both schools, such as planting flowers, cleaning and organizing classrooms, and painting. They also created a LEAP Survival Kit for every fourth grader who attends either school; so that they will feel confident and prepared when LEAP Testing occurs in March. Finally, volunteers personalized tote bags for each first grader to use as a home for their books.

"Dream Week 2010: Keeping the Dream Alive" honors the life of Dr. King with activities designed to capture the spirit of his message, but also provide the opportunity to reflect on the past while seeking hope, determination and an opportunity to act upon the promise of the future.

The office of Community and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee spearheaded the service day in hopes of providing the local community with support from Centenary.