Jan. 20, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB volleyball team used the day out of class to lend a helping hand at Central Park Recreation Center in Five Points West on Monday as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
“We love the opportunity to get out and help in the community and we look forward to doing projects like this more often this spring,” said sophomore outside hitter Sam Skinner.
The volleyball team was able to assist with many different projects over the course of the afternoon, including adding a fresh coat of paint to many exterior parts of the building, cleaning and painting the weight room, and other miscellaneous activities around the center.
“It is important for us to realize how fortunate we are and to lend our time to help others in our local community,” head coach Kerry Messersmith said.
Hands on Birmingham is a program operated through the United Way with the mission to connect people with organized and meaningful volunteer opportunities to improve their community. Kristin Jordan of Hands on Birmingham helped to organize this event, which was one of fifty projects taking place in the Birmingham community today as part of the day of service.
“This is one of our biggest days of the year and we are excited to have UAB Athletics taking part,” said Jordan.
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