The holidays remind us this is the season of giving. All members of SUNY make a concerted effort to volunteer and contribute to their respective campuses and local communities. The 30 Days of Giving campaign highlights students and faculty across all of our 64 campuses who participate in volunteerism and give back to those in need. With over 467,000 students and three million alumni, we want to celebrate the impact the SUNY community has made in all of their unique community service projects. As we learned last year, the byproduct of taking volunteerism to scale is not only building character in our students themselves as they join our over three million alumni, but also to set an example of impact as the nation’s largest university system.
Over 300 members of the SUNY Geneseo Athletics Department recently took part in the annual community leaf raking event, sponsored by the Geneseo Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Armed with rakes, tarps and the spirit of giving back to the community, teams of student-athletes ventured out to over 50 homes in the town of Geneseo and spent the day raking leaves and cleaning up yards in preparation for the upcoming winter.
“Our annual leaf raking event is one of the many opportunities our student-athletes have to give back to the community around them while they are here at Geneseo,” said Knights’ Athletics Director Mike Mooney. “Being the best students in the classroom, the best athletes on the field and the best citizens in the community are all important aspects of what it takes to be a well-round student-athlete at Geneseo.”
Glenn is a student assistant in the Office of New Media of the State University of New York. He is an undergraduate economics and political science major at the University at Albany in Albany, NY.