Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Giving Back to Athletics (Group 2-B)

          We are the members of group 2-B in the Group Communications class taught by Professor Yonkers at the University at Albany. Our names are Alex, Janice, Myrlande and Pete and for our service project we are giving 20 hours of our time to help the different athletic events that occur on campus.
We decided to work athletic events as our service project because we are all involved in athletics at the university and we would like to give back to show our appreciation to the school for providing us with the chance continue to participate in our sport. One organization we choose to help is the USATF Adirondack Association, the region’s track and field service provider for any meet in the area. Here we worked different areas of a track meet such as raking the jumping pit or timing races while supporting the athletes competing.

                Fan Fest is a school organization that helps bring in students and Albany residents to the Chance to Dance basketball event for the America East Conference and provides them with different activities to participate in. We helped different activity stations run smoothly and allowed spectators to have fun in between games.

                Helping these organizations has allowed us to experience what it is like to be on the other side of an athletic event. It felt nice to give back and help young athletes and spectators have a good time at the different events we worked at and we hope that their experience would want them to compete for the university someday. 

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