GW Swimming Collects Canned Food Donations at Final Meet

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While the George Washington men's and women's swimming teams prepared for their final meet of the regular season on Saturday and finalized Senior Day ceremony details, the Colonials also worked on a separate initiative outside of the pool - a canned food drive.

GW collected canned food items over the course of Saturday afternoon, prior to and during the Colonials' swimming meet against George Mason at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool. In all, the squad collected 279 cans which will be split and donated to the Foggy Bottom Food Pantry and Catholic Charities.

"We were really excited to work on the canned food drive because it is so important to give back to the D.C. community," said junior Lindsay Moore, who helped spearhead the initiative alongside sophomore Morgan Zebley. "The entire team helped get the word out about the drive and we were elated to discover we collected almost 300 cans. It is a great feeling to be able to say we helped the local community."

"It is great to see the team get involved with community service because they know they are in a position where they can make an impact," head coach Dan Rhinehart said. "It is very important to give back, and participating in community service is a big part of what GW Athletics stands for."

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