Athletics Gets Into the Streets
Annual community service project from Mission and Identity allows Athletics' Department to give back.
May 21, 2007
Los Angeles, CA (May 21) - It has become an annual site on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. More than 100 kids from Nativity and St. Columbkille Schools clad in blue and yellow fill the athletics' facilities. It happened again in 2007 as part of the annual Into the Streets program sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.
Students participate in a sports camp featuring soccer, volleyball, swimming, and basketball. LMU coaches, student-athletes and many other University staff members run the camps.
The annual sight of students from the two schools is just one of the many opportunities staff and faculty members at LMU have to give back to the community as part of Into the Streets.
Organized by the Student Affairs Mission and Identity Committee, it enables members of that Division to deepen their awareness of the needs of underserved communities in the city, thus providing a context for reflection on faith doing justice.
Other opportunities included service at the St. Joseph Center, Heal the Bay Beach Cleanup, Friends of Animals Foundation, Peace Games, Marycrest Manor, Good Shepherd Shelter, Mar Vista Family Center and SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center.