Student Athletes Perform On and Off the Field

BYU student-athletes assist in the building of two Provo homes for Habitat for Humanity.

PROVO -- BYU student-athletes took time out of their busy schedules Saturday to help in the building of two homes for Habitat for Humanity.

"Volunteering with programs like Habitat for Humanity is a good opportunity to help out in the community," said Andrew Martin of the track and field team. "It is also great to be able to do service for others."

All BYU athletes were invited to come and help work on the building of two homes in Provo. Athletes worked on roofing at one site and started the building process at the other. Student-athletes worked with volunteers from the Utah County chapter of Habitat for Humanity as well as local community members to work on the homes.

"I think that it is great that the BYU Athletic Department is visible in the community," said Martin. "Athletes are role models, and it is a good way for us to set an example of service."

The Habitat for Humanity project was a great way for BYU athletes to perform service in the community. More importantly, the work performed will greatly impact the lives of those receiving their services.

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