At the same time, the outreach activities benefit student-athletes, who practice leadership and servitude, bond with teammates and build contacts and experience that may help them as they pursue internships and jobs.
Carolina Outreach is the driving force behind the community service effort of UNC student-athletes. One or two members of each team meet monthly to brainstorm and plan for activities, some of which are generated by the student-athlete ideas and interests and others which come about as the result of requests from local entities. Carolina Athletics works closely with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Durham school systems and UNC Hospitals, as well as organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and Charles House.
UNC Students are also responsible for launching and maintaining their own projects such as the Sun Safety Project, field days for local elementary schools, Adopt-a-Classroom, and Carolina Dreams.
There are so many opportunities for student-athletes to get involved and to give back to the community!
For more information:
• Visit the UNC Student-Athlete Development Facebook page
• Contact Korie Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Follow Carolina Outreach on Twitter @UNC_SADev