Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics Participates in Campus Wide Community Service
May 9, 2017

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland — On Saturday May 6, 2017 the Maryland Eastern Shore women’s basketball team and members of the volleyball team joined forces with members from other organizations across campus to participate in the annual University of Maryland Eastern Shore Care’s Day program.

UMES Cares Day is a campus wide initiative to bring everyone together to help make sure the campus maintains its beautiful appearance. Students also host a huge field day for the community to come out and enjoy in the festivities.

The event included face painting, moon bounces and various games. Students who participated also had the opoprtunity to earn community service.

The biggest project that sparked everyone’s attention this year was the opening of the community garden. Dr. Juliette B. Bell, UMES presedent, and other members of the administration and staff were on site for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“It was overall a fun experience,” said Talareah Campbell Coordinator of Student Services. “It was great seeing our student-athletes mixing and mingling with other students on the campus for such a great cause.”

After all the hard work was done, everyone came together for a nice friendly game of kickball.

“It’s always fun to see our student-athletes compete in a friendly manner where there is no pressure to win but just have fun,” Campbell said.

Hawk Athletics and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) wrapped up the school year by putting a sports spin on UMES Cares Day. Students from Fruitland Intermediate were hosted in the William P. Hytche Arena, where they worked with the men’s and women’s basketball teams on various stations throughout the day.

The Hawks Student Athletic Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) team’s mission is to enhance the total athletic experience for the student-athlete. S.A.A.C. strives to promote a positive student-athlete image, while creating a uniting force within Hawk Athletics. The group’s motto is "Beyond the Wall," meaning that S.A.A.C. goes beyond the walls of the university to make a strong impact in the community.

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