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Tiger Student-Athletes Participate in Several Community Service Activities February 17-21

Feb. 24, 2009


Ashley Good Speaks to Students at Brewer Middle School On Tuesday, February 17, Ashley Good of the track and field team traveled to Brewer Middle School to speak as part of the school’s Black History Month Program. Good was one of several speakers at the program, where she talked to the middle school students about how to be successful in school, and in life.

Solid Orange Squad Speaks at Seneca Middle School On Friday, February 20, Jen Ficklen (women’s soccer) and Michael Feathers (track and field) visited Seneca Middle School to speak to students during their lunch break about what it takes to be a student-athlete at Clemson University. Ficklen and Feathers spoke to the middle school students about the frequent challenges they face in being a Division I athlete. They went into detail about how hard they have to work in the classroom as well as how much time they devote to training. The pair ended their discussion by answering questions and giving the students tips on how to be successful in balancing academics and athletics.

Clemson Student-Athletes Volunteer at Boy Scout Day Members from several different Tiger teams volunteered to help make for an exciting day for local boy scouts and their families on Saturday, February 21. There were over 2,000 people in attendance at the event. The boy scouts had the chance to do skills and drills with the women’s basketball, men’s soccer and football teams. The scouts and their families also toured the West End Zone. Student-athletes from the Clemson women’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving and track and field teams acted as tour guides to lead the scouts around to different activities. At the end of the day, the Tiger athletes signed autographs for the kids.

Student-Athletes Volunteer at Clemson Elementary School’s International Festival On Saturday, February 21, a number of Solid Orange Squad members volunteered at the Clemson Elementary School International Festival. The volunteers assisted in a variety of ways including helping students make international crafts, flag face painting and selling tickets. The student-athletes also helped with the festival set-up and clean-up.