Iowa Athletes in Day of Caring

April 21, 2005

University of Iowa athletes are out to show that a little caring can make a difference. Over 150 Hawkeye men and women’s athletes are expected to participate in the seventh annual Hawkeye Day of Caring Sunday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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 six years.

Listed below are the agencies some of the student athletes will be attending:

Riverfest4C’s Home Ties Child Care CenterAdopt a FamilyArts Iowa CityFour Oaks Emergency ShelterGreenwood ManorLantern ParkMayor’s Youth Empowerment ProgramNeighborhood Centers of Johnson County – Pheasant Ridge Iowa City Regency Mobile Home Community Pathways Adult Day Healthcare Ronald McDonald House Systems Unlimited Women’s Resource and Action Center

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