Laker student-athletes to rake leaves for senior citizens Oct. 24

Hundreds of SUNY Oswego student-athletes are ready to rake leaves in the city of Oswego on Sunday, Oct. 24. They want to hear from senior citizens who would like this free help.

SUNY Oswego athletes to rake leaves for city of Oswego seniors.Now in its sixth year at SUNY Oswego, the project is part of an annual statewide community-service project by Student-Athlete Advisory Council chapters at all 11 SUNY Athletic Conference colleges. SAAC’s mission is to generate a student-athlete voice among Oswego’s 24 intercollegiate teams and to enhance school spirit within athletics.

“The community response has been great, and I know our student-athletes enjoy the opportunity to help local seniors,” said Diane Dillon, Oswego’s SAAC adviser and women’s ice hockey coach. “This is one of many ways our student-athletes give back to a community that supports our teams all year long.”

Student-athletes will receive a list of yards that need raking and fan out to provide this service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24.

Senior citizens can register to have their yards raked by contacting Dillon at 312-2880 or Deadline to register is Oct. 22, or until the count has reached 50 yards. The service is limited to seniors living in the city of Oswego, and homeowners must provide their own leaf or garbage bags.

SUNY Oswego’s SAAC chapter welcomes donations of rakes, tarps, leaf bags, gloves or refreshments to help with this sizable volunteer effort.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Good sports—Sue Schoff and Meagan Stover from the Oswego State women’s basketball team hoist a full bag as part of last year’s student-athlete leaf-raking service project. On Oct. 24 this year, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council looks to rake another 50 yards for senior citizens, who can contact Diane Dillon at 312-2880 or by Oct. 22 to ask for this free assistance.

(Posted: Oct 04, 2010)