St. Aug Women Hoopsters Volunteer For Good Cause
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Saint Augustine's University women's basketball team took part recently in a fundraising event entitled The Most Amazing Race in Downtown Raleigh, patterned after the reality TV game show The Amazing Race.
The Lady Falcons were volunteers in the event to help raise money for The Salvation Army of Wake County's Community Center, which provides after-school care, athletic programs and summer camps for at-risk children. Some of their volunteer duties included judging the challenges at a Downtown Raleigh location, giving clues to teams as they completed their challenges and handing out drinks and snacks to participants.
"Community Service is a huge part of why I coach," Head Coach Rachel Bullard said. "I enjoy the opportunity to learn our community, immerse our young ladies into an environment to be able to give back, and get involved where we can."
The Most Amazing Race is the first of several community service projects for the Lady Falcons this season. On Oct. 11, 2012, the Lady Falcons will participate in a basketball clinic at The Boys and Girls Club in Raleigh, N.C.
"This community service event gave our ladies an opportunity to learn the city while meeting people and having fun," Bullard added. "The Amazing Race is the first of many to come."