Student-athletes to rake leaves for senior citizens

Members of SUNY Oswego’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council want to rake leaves Sunday, Nov. 6. But first, they need to hear from senior citizens around Oswego who would like this free help.

The project is part of a first-ever statewide day of community service by SAAC chapters at all 11 SUNY Athletic Conference colleges. SAAC’s mission is to generate a student-athlete voice and to enhance school spirit within athletics.

“The athletes and the coaches are really excited about it,” said Erin DeMarco, the SAAC adviser and women’s soccer coach at SUNY Oswego. “We’re looking forward to having our student-athletes involved and out helping the community.”

Student-athletes from all 23 SUNY Oswego intercollegiate teams will receive a list of yards that need raking and fan out to provide this service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6. The event will take place regardless of weather.

Senior citizens can register to have their yards raked by contacting DeMarco at 312-2879 or Deadline to register is Nov. 1.

SUNY Oswego’s SAAC chapter also will accept donations of rakes, tarps and leaf bags to help with this volunteer effort.

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(Posted: Oct 12, 2005)