LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) held the 15th annual TeamWork event on Sunday. F&M varsity teams, as well as several Greek Organizations, all took part to beautify the local community.
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A total of 550 Diplomats teamed up in Mayser to grab their rakes, shovels, plastic bags, gloves, clippers and tee shirts to head out into the Lancaster community to take part in beautification projects and a trash sweep. There were more than 24 projects – with some including yard clean up at local schools, parks, churches, and cemeteries.
Specific projects included the men's and women's track & field teams cleaning up the Boys & Girls Club campsite in Millersville, the football team spreading mulch at Joe Jackson Park and King Elementary School, the men's lacrosse team picking up fallen branches and righting stones at the Lancaster Cemetery, as well as the volleyball team working alongside the principal at Ross Elementary to improve the grounds around the school.
President Dan Porterfield and Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps was on hand to speak to the participants and direct them to their designated areas of clean up. Dean of the College Margaret Hazlett accompanied one of the varsity athletic teams to Reynolds Middle School, going into the heart of the city to assist with the efforts.
The Ware Institute donated the use of a school bus, while Assistant Director Teri Mueller collaborated with SALC to add new project sites.
TeamWork was established by SALC in 2002 to celebrate F&M's community involvement and continues to develop on an annual basis. The event has evolved into one of F&M's largest community outreach programs.
SALC is F&M's version of the NCAA-mandated Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). For further information on Franklin & Marshall's SALC, click here.