April 7, 2014
The MacMurray College football team, under the leadership of Coach Chris Douglas and his staff, have amassed 342 cumulative hours of community outreach and volunteer service throughout the Jacksonville Community.
The Highlanders have partnered with three elementary schools, two churches and a local nursing home to provide tutoring assistance, reading to classes and general assistance. Coach Douglas' team was also given a certificate of appreciation by the local Marine Corps Auxiliary group for their volunteer service to a food pantry.
The Highlanders have provided volunteer assistance on campus in a variety of projects and were a major contributor with the Toys for Tots campaign this year.
The team has helped a local church move furniture and also assisted another church with a fish fry.
Coach Douglas and a few players also recently particpated in the annual "Polar Plunge."
The team is also scheduled to provide assistance later this week during the Town Brook Clean-up project. 342 hours...that's over two weeks of community outreach and volunteerism provided by the 2013-14 MacMurray College Highlander football team...and that number continues to rise!
In celebration of NCAA Division III Week (April 7-13), the Highlander football team's extensive community/campus outreach efforts are our Highlander #d3week Highlight #8!
Pictured: Team members help set up for a speech contest at Jonathan Turner Junior High School in Jacksonville.