Student-Athlete Community Service

Almost all of UAlbany's 450 student-athletes give back to the region through community service. Many teams have their own service projects but all student-athletes participate in community service through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Some of the community projects that individual teams participate in include: the Ronald McDonald House, Juvenile Diabetes Walk, Breast Cancer Walks, St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen, Education Day at the SEFCU Arena, Relay for Life and many others. The community projects that the athletics department participates in through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee have been: the Adopt-A-Family Christmas program, clothing drives and raising money for donations to Project Strive, the Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York, Habitat for Humanity, the Miracle League and College for Every Student. All told, student-athletes have donated approximately 2,500 hours towards community service projects for the 2010-2011 academic year. Giving back to the community is part of UAlbany's student-athlete enrichment program to help build tomorrow's leaders.

Contact: Carl Anderson
Phone: (518) 437-3788
School, college, division or unit: Athletics