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Student Athletes make impact on Celts Day of Service

During the Celts Day of Service, the University of St. Thomas-Houston athletics teams came together to make a positive impact in our community. Here's a quick recap of their participation:

Cross Country & Track and Field: The Cross Country & Track and Field team visited Project C.U.R.E. During their time there, they contributed to the preparation of medical supplies destined for shipping across the world. The group's efforts demonstrated the team's commitment to global well-being. Sophomore Captain Tori Ramirez was instrumental in helping prepare the event.          

Swimming: The Celt swim team also joined the Celts Day of Service by taking part in a cleanup initiative at the Prairie Gardens. At this event, the team cleared the space behind the JAAC of weeds and other trash. Their dedication to maintaining the beauty of their local environment was evident as they worked together to keep the area pristine.          

Celt Softball Team: The Celt Softball Team volunteered at Miracle League in Cypress, where they provided valuable support. Miracle League is a program that teaches and prepares adaptive athletics to children through the sport of baseball. They helped the program by assisting players around the bases and at the plate, exemplifying teamwork and community spirit. Head Coach Angela Froboese even got in on the action helping coach a team!

At the JAAC: Celt student athletes and other students also helped out on campus giving our facility, the Jerabeck Activity and Athletics Center a fresh look. Teams such as Women’s Basketball and Cross Country, showed up and supported Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities Peter Hurtgen by cleaning up the space, adding new amenities, and welcoming more people to the facility.

“It is a competition season for many of our teams and student athletes, so I was proud to see some of our people join in Celts Day of Service,” Athletic Director Todd Smith added. “I was especially proud to see our first-year Swim student athletes, who jumped out of the pool after a tough Saturday morning practice to join the fun! Also, our softball team was not on campus, but committed their time and expertise to a special program!”

Overall, the University of St. Thomas-Houston athletics teams showcased their commitment to service and community engagement on the Celts Day of Service, making a meaningful difference in various ways.

For more information on UST athletics, visit ustcelts.com!