Iowa Athletes in "Day of Caring"

April 19, 2010

IOWA CITY, IA – Approximately 200 University of Iowa men and women’s athletes are expected to participate in the 11th annual Hawkeye Day of Caring Sunday (April 25) from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The student-athletes will join Iowa coaches, administrators and staff in working with numerous agencies from around the Iowa City area. Student-athletes will interact with youth at neighborhood centers, clean up local creeks and riverbanks, pull garlic mustard plants from around campus and deliver and sort canned food. Other projects are also on the agenda for the student-athletes.

Some of the agencies involved are Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, the City of Iowa City, UI Widernet Project and Crisis Center Food Bank.

Hawkeye Day of Caring is sponsored and coordinated by the Iowa Student Athlete Advisory Committee, whose goal is to increase the level of community service among its teams and individuals. The group has successfully undertaken a Day of Caring the last ten years.

For further information about the Hawkeye Day of Caring call Nancy Parker (319-335-9384) in the Athletic Student Services Office. You may also call student-athlete coordinator Reid Urbain (920-728-2040), Erica Clausen (503-975-7442) or call Iowa’s Sports Information Office (335-9411) to set up phone and interview opportunities. The student-athletes will meet at the North Gym of the UI Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. Sunday.