Colby Swim & Dive team completes the Hour of Power in honor of Ted Mullin who died of sarcoma cancer 9 years ago. Both of Ted’s siblings, Evan and Catherine went to Colby and swam for the team. Evan was captain his senior year. The event, a one hour long full sprint relay, is competed throughout the country to raise awareness and funds to fight sarcoma cancer. Sarcoma is a pediatric cancer and is the only major form of cancer where death rates have not decreased over the past decade. The Hour of Power is one of multiple community service / outreach programs the swim team is involved in as they strive for 1000 hours during the academic year.
Members of the Colby Men’s Ice Hockey Program participated in the Annual Johnson Day event. Johnson Day is one of the Colby Volunteer Center’s annual events. Volunteers show their appreciation to the Physical Plant Department staff by working alongside them to help beautify the campus. Activities include raking leaves and making scarecrows, painting, sprucing up entryways, and cleaning dorms.
Held every October, the Freaky 5k Fun Run and Walk aims to forget the sexy, stereotypical costumes that are peddled at girls and young women and instead bring back creative and scary costumes for our children. The Freaky 5k and Kids’ Fun Run was held on Sunday, Oct 26th at Colby. All participants are encouraged to dress up in their most creative and scary costumes. All proceeds support a local non-profit’s programming for girls.
Members of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Programs participate in the 2014 Johnson Day on the beautiful Colby College campus. Johnson Day is one of the Colby Volunteer Center’s annual events. Volunteers show their appreciation to the Physical Plant Department staff by working alongside them to help beautify the campus. Activities include raking leaves and making scarecrows, painting, sprucing up entryways, and cleaning dorms.
The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams raised a combined $14,695 for the Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston, ME. The Challenge is a run, walk and cycle fundraising experience for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing.
The link lists members of the men’s and women’s lacrosse team members and the amount they raised for the event.
Colby Men’s Basketball may be known nationally now for their wild bench player celebrations featured on ESPN, yet they are known locally for their contributions and services to Atwood Elementary School in Oakland, ME. The team recently in April participated in a community service event where the guys got to hang out with some Atwood Primary School children for a day. Nationally or locally, these guys are always full of energy!
The Colby Men’s Soccer team may be Mules at heart, but they reserved a soft spot for some elephants this past month. On April 26, 2014 the Men’s Soccer team offered up their Saturday to provide services as volunteers at the sanctuary and visit Hope Elephants. Hope Elephants, located in Hope, ME, is a unique rehabilitation and educational facility for retired and injured elephants. This organization is committed to providing the very best services to aging and injured elephants, whilst promoting a community-based educational program to facilitate better knowledge about wildlife conservation.