Athletes Participate in Habitat For Humanity Service Project

BYU student-athletes help install siding on a home while participating in a Habitat For Humanity service project. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Members of the BYU Athletic Department had the opportunity to participate in a service project for Habitat for Humanity last Saturday, Nov. 11, contributing to the community and having fun along the way.

"This was a great event for our teams to be a part of," said Bob Wakefield, the BYU Athletics Service Representative. "The support the Cougars get from the community is tremendous. This is our way of giving back."

Members of the Department, including student-athletes and coaches, spent the day sheet-rocking and installing siding on the Provo home. Over 200 volunteers participated, including student-athletes from all 21 of BYU's athletic teams.

"Teams go to these service projects and have the chance to work side-by-side with each other," said Wakefield. "We hope these opportunities strengthen team unity and help athletes feel good about themselves while at the same time fulfilling the BYU motto of 'Enter to learn, go forth to serve.'"

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