Student-athletes assist in the community
Thursday, November 14, 2013

SHREVEPORT, La. – Student-athletes from Centenary College of Louisiana participated in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Service Week. The week-long event gave the student-athletes to interact and assist with various organizations in the Shreveport community.

“This is a new approach to service that we have implemented this year,” said SAAC President Sarah Bradshaw, who is a member of the women’s golf team. “Community service is very important to us and this is a great way to get everyone involved. We as student-athletes believe that community service is important to grow and expand the community and we are all excited to help in any way we can.”

The 17-intercollegiate programs divided into small groups to lend a helping hand at Common Ground, the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank and Querbes SPAR Recreation Center with service projects that consisted of dinner preparation, helping in the community garden, cleanup projects, tutoring and various other activities.

“With smaller groups, everyone can help and we can help many different organizations with service projects instead of finding somewhere large enough for all of us to go together,” stated Bradshaw. “We paired teams up by their brother and sister teams and then found places that needed some type of service work done and sent student athletes there.”

The student-athletes totaled 200-plus hours of community service during the week.