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Alpine Skiers Volunteer at Animal Refuge

The DEW (domestic, exotic, wild) Animal Kingdom is An animal refuge located in Mount Vernon, Maine.
The owner began the farm years ago after returning from war. He began taking in mistreated or abandoned domestic animals, soon taking in wildlife from around Maine for rehabilitation and release back into the wild. Later on he began taking in exotic animals from zoos around the country or from private homes where people illegally kept exotic animals as pets. He has a wide variety of exotic animals ranging from African lions, Bengal tigers, white Bengal tigers, hyenas, camels, kangaroos, panthers, alligators, and several other species.
The Alpine ski team volunteered last Saturday to help tear down a large 12 x 12 x 24 pen. This pen was torn down piece by piece so it could be mobilized, and then Colby skiers put their minds to work as they reassembled it. DEW Animal Kingdom operates off donations so they greatly appreciated the help from the brawny Colby athletes.

Colby Tennis Lends a Helping Hand

Colby College tennis teams pitch in for community service effort around Colby campus.

Members of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams sacrificed their Saturday last weekend and took part in a community volunteer effort, otherwise known as Johnson Day . Players worked alongside Colby Physical Plant Department(PPD) workers and raked the lawn area outside of Pulver, Colby’s student union. In addition to raking, these students also helped with loading and transporting raked leaves to disposal sites. After a long day of physical labor, the players enjoyed lunch with the workers from PPD at Colby’s dining hall. Johnson Day was an all campus effort to beautify campus and help out the hardworking employees of the Physical Plant Department. Various projects were done by other student groups throughout campus.


Several Teams Participate in Freaky 5K Charity Fun Run

The Colby women’s lacrosse team creatively dressed up as Dr. Seuss’s “Things”.

Colby athletes were well represented at the Hardy Girls Healthy Women Freaky 5k Fun Run Saturday, October 27, 2012. The Run started at Diamond building and looped around Waterville to conclude its finish at Colby’s newly renovated field house. Participating teams included the men’s ice hockey team, the alpine ski team, women’s lacrosse, women’s basketball, and the softball team. This run serves as a charity event for the Hardy Girls Healthy Women foundation which aims to improve women’s health and women’s perceptions of health and body image. The run intends to defy the stereotypes of scandalous or revealing Halloween costumes and promote funny, scary costumes.

Colby women’s softball team dressing up in the Halloween festive spirit. Alpine ski team members dressing up as whoopie cushions, mignons, tigers, and crayons.

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