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Lions Assist With Into the Streets

May 22, 2003

Los Angeles, CA (May 22) - More than 200 kids from local schools were scattered about the campus of Loyola Marymount University on Thursday, May 22 as just one piece of the annual "Into the Streets" program organized by LMU's Student Affairs division.

The students from Nativity and Saint Colmcille Elementary schools were once again invited to the campus of LMU to participate in a half-day sports camp. LMU coaches and players from men's and women's basketball, volleyball and men's and women's soccer led three camps to help the students develop introductory skills to each sport. More than 20 additional members of from Student Affairs and the Athletic Department assisted with the camps.

Men's soccer head coach Paul Krumpe leads a group in soccer drills.

Into the Streets has become an annual tradition in late-May at LMU. Organized by the Mission & Identity Committee, Into the Streets offers a "day of renewal" for the staff at the end of the semester. The program provides the opportunity for staff members to volunteer both on and off campus through eight volunteer options.

The Sports Camp is just one of the opportunities, as more than 80 staff members, including those from the Athletic Department, participated by: planting flowers to beautify the school grounds of Lennox Middle School; cleaning up the beach at Playa del Rey; assisting with the Friends of Animals Foundation; serving as a translator for the mobile medical clinic, the St. Margaret Center; assisting with a picnic lunch for homeless children who are a part of the St. Joseph Child Care Program; volunteer at the St. Joseph Center Thrift Store; or working with the Ballona Wetlands Land Trust to clean up and restore areas of the Ballona Wetlands ecosystem.

All the projects are focused to serve the community in which LMU calls home. All are within five minutes of the LMU campus.

Women's volleyball player Nicole Oehlman works with kids on their serve.



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