Written by Brittany Cooper
George Washington baseball Junior Mark Osis has been named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for December for his impactful commitment to serving his community.
In December, Osis organized the second annual PROJECT 25:40 Coat Drive with the help of other student-athletes. With Osis' leadership, the project was able to donate over 60 coats this winter. Osis is the creator of PROJECT 25:40 with the goal: "to seek and serve the homeless." Three designated drop-off dates at men's and women's basketball games in the Charles E. Smith Center as well as the Verizon Center allowed students and staff to drop off their donations.
"It's such a unique opportunity to do life in such an incredible city," said Osis. "For me it just makes sense to give back to the city that has helped make my last three years incredible."
Osis' positive experiences in the DC area have been a huge reason why he gives back, as well as his faith.
Although December is over, Osis plans to stay involved with his community by taking on his next service opportunity, Relay for Life. GW Athletics plans to partner with Relay for Life in its efforts to end cancer. Osis is excited to see how the GW community can come together once again for an amazing cause.