As we all know, many community members take the school’s sports culture very seriously. The Service Board, a student-run upper school organization, wants to take advantage of the number of athletes at our school. The Service Board’s main initiative is to make a connection between learning and service, and also to help young people who might not have easy or affordable access to the equipment necessary to participate in sports.
“We want our students to become active participants in their world, rather than merely spectators. And we use service as an opportunity to make that happen,” said Director of Service Learning Ms. Loos.
We Help Athletes Together is a foundation that works with low-income communities that do not access to the proper sporting equipment and facilities.
The Service Board recently launched the Athletic Gear Collection Project, designed to help “equalize the playing field” by providing support to kids who cannot afford equipment for certain sports.
We Help Athletes Together is a foundation that works with low-income communities that do not have access to the proper sporting equipment and facilities. Haverford partners with the foundation to help donate collected equipment to other schools and organizations that are not so fortunate.
The need for equality in this day and age calls for students to help out others in need. The foundation is in need of gently used gear, protective equipment, and sports clothing for all sports. Cleats, lacrosse sticks, baseball cups, bats, tennis and squash racquets, soccer balls, and shin guards are among the many needed items. Students can find collection boxes in front of the Service-Learning office, and in front of the library, as well as in the field house.
All items should be clean and in good condition. If you have any questions, contact Brian Kim or Justin Fan, leading this ongoing project.
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