Football Team Volunteers More Than 900 Hours
The Quaker football team extended its work ethic beyond the classroom and off the football field to help others. Student-athletes and coaches volunteered 901 hours of community service during the past academic year, well above head coach Chris Rusiewicz’s goal of 600 hours.
“We want to serve others and make a difference in someone else’s life, which allows us to realize sometimes how fortunate we are,” Rusiewicz said. The second-year coach also noted how service builds relationships outside the team and strengthens team unity off the field.
Students performed a variety of tasks, ranging from participating in the Guilford College Community Kitchens Project to moving rugs for 10,000 Villages, a fair-trade retail store that sells handmade products crafted by fairly paid adults in developing nations around the world. To read more and see photo galleries from the service projects, visit the Guilford Athletics website.