Colby College

Special Olympics Outreach


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On Sunday, January 27th members of the Colby College football team along with Head Football Coach Jonathan Michaeles and staff served over 350 Special Olympic athletes during the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Maine Special Olympics Winter games held at Sugarloaf Ski Resort.  Opening ceremonies finished with an ice skating event in which Colby College players assisted within the rink as well as a great karaoke night for all athletes!  Over 1,000 total athletes participated in the Maine Special Olympic Games Sunday, January 27th – Tuesday, January 29th.

More information on the Maine Special Olympics and how you can be a part of a great organization and group is found here.  http://www.specialolympicsmaine.org/about/index.asp

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Colby Field Hockey Team is All About the Kids

Sixteen members of Colby’s field hockey team serve as members of CCAK, a great mentorship program bridging students from the Colby community to local children in the public school systems. Mentorship involves weekly visits with a student’s mentee and guidance from a successful young adult. Last year field hockey captain Lauren Zion initiated a special connection between the field hockey team and Winslow Elementary School which has resulted in matching students with mentees.

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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.

CWL Volunteers at Mt. Merci Academy’s Harvest Fest

          
On Saturday, October 20th, 2012 the Colby Women’s Lacrosse team volunteered at Mt. Merci Academy’s annual Harvest Fest administering tickets, giving out popcorn, and engaging with young students to celebrate the beautiful fall season and festivities.


Men’s Basketball Team Volunteers at Atwood Primary School

CMB player hoists a 2nd grader from Atwood Primary School up to the net for a slam dunk!

The Colby men’s basketball team must have looked a bit intimidating towering over the K-2nd graders at the Atwood Primary School in Oakland last week. Standing erect at an average of 6’3” these men quickly quelled their intimidation factor by engaging these young students. The team participated in two days of volunteerism at the Atwood Primary School.  The first day the men read to kindergartners and provided a fun story-time. The second day the Colby students engaged in playful games and activities during recess period with the K-2nd graders.

 

CMB Senior, Gordon Fischer, helping students write on the chalkboard at Atwood Primary School.

Exemplary Student-Athlete John Gilboy Featured in Local Paper

John Gilboy, a senior two-sport athlete, redefines what it means to be a student-athlete here at Colby College. Gilboy, a co-captain of both the football team and the indoor track team, takes pride in all that he does representing his school. He balances a rigorous academic schedule with a dual major in classical civilizations and biochemistry. Managing to play two sports and handle such a rigorous workload is quite a feat; however, Gilboy manages all this with a 3.7 GPA. The Morning Sentinel had an amazing article capturing just how special John Gilboy is, and how he manages to excel both in the classroom and on the fields.

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/sports/hes-a-student-athlete_2012-09-20.html

 

Colby Men’s Lacrosse Team Helps Mid Maine Homeless Shelter

On September 29th, the Colby Men’s lacrosse team helped the Mid Maine homeless shelter move to their new location on 19 Colby St, Waterville. After unloading many truckloads of kitchen supplies, beds, files, and other furniture, the 32 members of the team helped organize the new location in time for the grand opening on October 10th.  The new shelter has 40 beds and can accommodate significantly more people and families than the previous shelter. The team learned about all the incredible things the shelter has done for the greater Waterville community and enjoyed making a difference locally.

Colby Baseball Team Lends a Hand at Cancer Survivor Day

The Colby Baseball team participated in the annual Cancer Survivor Day at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care  in Augusta, Maine.  This was an inspirational day at the Center for many cancer survivors as well as their friends and families.  The Mules helped set up and clean up the event, while also having a chance to interact with some of the survivors.  It was a great bonding experience for the whole team as new players had a chance to interact and work with some of the older Mules for the first time.
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