Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville athletic department received a pair of awards from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference last week for their efforts in community service.
D'Youville received the Gold Award for a one time event in the form of the women's volleyball team's Nicaragua Service Trip. The department also came away with the Bronze Award for the many efforts in support of cancer awareness. These include the men's basketball team's Gold Game, women's basketball Pink Game and the women's volleyball Dig Pink Game.
The one time event in which the Spartans were awarded gold for was a single community service project in which a team or group of student-athletes. Over spring break this past March, the women's volleyball team spent five days in Nicaragua teaching locals the game of volleyball, working with the community and playing exhibition games against the Nicaraguan national volleyball team.
For the array of events that D'Youville was awarded bronze for, the teams needed to complete several community service projects of similar theme. Money in excess of $1,300.00 was raised by the men's basketball team, women's basketball team and women's volleyball team. The three teams raised money on behalf of pediatric and breast cancer awareness, with the Go 4 the Goal, Susan G. Komen and Side Out Foundations all benefiting from the Spartan's activity in the community.
In total, D'Youville team's, committees and clubs put on nine community service projects this past academic year. These projects ranged from raising money for cancer research to making blankets for children in need.
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