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.
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