DETROIT, Mich. -- Sunday (Nov. 4) marked a day of service for neighboring institutions Marygrove College and the University of Detroit-Mercy. The women's basketball programs from each school joined forces to clean up the "McNichols Mile" that connects the two storied institutions.
From 2:45 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, approximately 30 student-athletes and members of each community went to work as they cleaned up Detroit's McNichols Road. The group was able to split up and clean the peripheral of McNichols to make the community a bit cleaner for the many visitors of each institution.
"We have a vested interest in our community," said women's basketball head coach Antonio Hitchcock. "We wanted to come out and show the surrounding area that we are committed to the community. The team looks forward to engaging in future community service activities."
The community service project is one of many that student-athletes at Marygrove College get to engage in. With Marygrove's partnership with the NAIA and Champions of Character, student-athletes have a year-round opportunity to engage in service projects that focus on the five core values of: integrity, respect, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship.