Gymnastics Give to Community
Jan. 17, 2014
Members of the men's and women's gymnastics teams volunteered their time at Feed my Starving Children in Coon Rapids over winter break.
Feed my Starving Children, a non-profit organization fighting world hunger, has distributed food to hungry and malnourished people in more than 70 countries through missionary partnerships with schools, orphanages, clinics and refugee camps.
More than 30 members from the gymnastics teams managed to pack 100 boxes of food on Wednesday, January 9th. The boxes contained nearly 21,600 meals, enough to feed 59 children for an entire year.
"This event in particular was something special," said junior Steven Jaciuk. "With everyone's help we are able to help eliminate the potential threat of world hunger. Not to mentioned, both of our teams had an absolute blast while doing so."
This community service initiative is one of over 200 volunteer events attended by University of Minnesota student-athletes each year.
"Volunteering really reminds us of how blessed we are. Knowing we made a big difference through a simple hour of volunteering is extremely rewarding." Cierra Tomson
Both the women's track and field team and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee also recently packed food at Feed my Starving Children.
Story written by Andrew Doughty