Mayville State University student-athletes are teaming up to help out in the community the week of Nov. 28. The Comets will begin the week on Nov. 28 by serving at the Luther Memorial Home. They’ll be helping residents and staff decorate for the Christmas season during the day and wrap up in the evening by playing Bingo with the residents. Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Comets will host kids from the Mayville State Child Development Center, organizing games and activities and having fun with the youngsters. On Friday, Dec. 2, the athletes will head to Peter Boe, Jr. Elementary School to read with students in the younger grades. They’ll speak to students in the older grades about respect and sportsmanship. The Comet teams plan to continue their individual and collective efforts to make sure they are supporting the local community throughout the holiday season and the school year.
“Not only are we as a coaching staff excited for this opportunity, but so are our players,” said head softball coach Ashley VandeVeen. “When we talked with our team about all of the different volunteer activities we would be doing, we had players beyond excited about the opportunity to serve during the holiday season.”
Much is required of student-athletes. They need to maintain a healthy balance between class work, practice, strength training, part-time jobs, extra-curricular activities, and a social life. Even so, the Mayville State student-athletes look forward to opportunities to serve the community.
“Servant leadership is one of the core values of the NAIA, and having our athletes serve the community is a great way for us to teach and learn more about this,” said head women’s basketball coach Dennis Hutter.”