Colonials in the Community: Men's Basketball Takes Time Out to Volunteer at Shaw Neighborhood Fundraiser
Colonials Work With Children at Fundraising Carnival
Aug. 11, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several members of the George Washington men's basketball team took time out of their schedules on Aug. 5 to help with a fundraising carnival to benefit the Northwest Settlement House (NWSH) in Washington. GW Assistant Coach Pete Strickland and Assistant Academic Coordinator Danya Ellman accompanied the players to the carnival.
The student-athletes performed a variety of tasks including face painting, making snow cones, and staffing the moon bounce as well as the miniature basketball hoop. "Nemanja [Mikic] and some of the guys became experts at tying shoelaces," Strickland said. "They had to tie dozens for the children after they came out of the moon bounce."
A non-profit established in 1934, NWSH was the site for the first Head Start program in the District of Columbia and sponsored the Shaw Redevelopment Project. The mission of the NWSH is to serve the Shaw community from infancy to senior citizenship, helping to provide healthy alternatives to strengthen the community and to break down barriers. To implement that mission, the House offers a wide range of educational activities under three main program areas: Developmental Daycare, Social Services and Youth Services.
Friday's visit exemplifies one of the many community service efforts in which GW student-athletes take part year-round in their pursuit and passion for changing the world.
Men’s Basketball Brings Aboard Bo Zeigler
The GW men’s basketball team has bolstered its frontcourt for the 2017-18 season with the addition of graduate transfer forward Bo Zeigler, who...
Ten Colonials Competing in Kenner League
Play commenced in the 2017 Nike Pro City Jabbo Kenner Summer League last weekend with 10 GW men’s basketball players suiting up alongside some of the...
DJ Williams Joins Men's Basketball
D.J. Williams, a former top-100 recruit out of Chicago who spent the past two seasons at the University of Illinois, has joined the GW men’s basketball...
Cavanaugh to Play for Atlanta Hawks in Summer League
WASHINGTON -- Former GW star forward Tyler Cavanaugh has found a summer league home with the Atlanta Hawks.
Watanabe Hard at Work Preparing for Senior Season
After the GW men’s basketball team’s season ended in March, junior Yuta Watanabe had an important decision to make.
Raise High 'Cast: Patricio Garino
On episode two of the Raise High 'Cast, the official podcast of GW Athletics, former GW star Patricio Garino joins David Earl to talk about a whirlwind past ...
Men's Basketball Signs Javier Langarica
The GW men’s basketball program looks to further a long history of success with international players with the signing of Javier Langarica, a 6-foot-9 ...
Catching up with Tyler Cavanaugh
In the past seven weeks, Tyler Cavanaugh has completed pre-draft workouts with 13 NBA teams as the former GW star looks to begin his path towards making an...