April 7, 2004
IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa athletes are out to show that a little caring can make a difference. Over 200 Hawkeye men and women’s athletes are expected to participate in the sixth annual Hawkeye Day of Caring, Sunday, April 18 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 pm.
The student athletes will work with many agencies from around the Iowa City area.
Student athletes will spend time with seniors at retirement and nursing homes and with youth at the Neighborhood Centers. They will clean up facilities, yards and local parks. They will also serve meals to seniors.
Hawkeye Day of Caring is the brainchild of the Iowa Student Athlete Advisory Committee (ISAAC), whose goal is to increase the level of community service among its teams and individuals. The group has successfully undertaken Day of Caring duties the last five years.
For further information about the Hawkeye Day of Caring, call Fred Mims or Nancy Parker (319-335-9598) in Athletic Student Services. You may also call the student coordinator, Jennifer Skolaski (319-354-5369); or call the Iowa Sports Information Office.