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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.

Women’s Basketball Team Participates in National Walk to School Day

Members of the Colby Women’s basketball team participated in National Walk to School Day at local elementary school Wednesday, October 3rd to demonstrate and promote living a healthy lifestyle to youth and also environmentally friendly and responsible practices. Both the players and the kids had a fun experience enjoying the great Maine outdoors on a brisk Wednesday morning!

CWB also promoted safe walking habits and tried to teach proper pedestrian behavior!

Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Basketball Teams Set to Run Race for Hardy Girls Healthy Women

 

Colby women’s lacrosse and Colby women’s basketball teams are teaming up to run the Freaky 5K Fun Run in Waterville, ME on October 27th. This race is sponsored by Hardy Girls Healthy Women. The event aims to provide an example for women of all ages, but specifically younger girls that Halloween costumes are supposed to be scary and fun, and not demeaning and stereotypical. Both the women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams will run this event in hopes of providing a strong and powerful message to younger girls. Better yet, the teams aim to promote this message whilst embodying a healthy and active lifestyle by running the road race. Come cheer on your Mules running in full costume on Saturday, October 27th.

Powder Puff Games for a Good Cause.

The Colby College Football team took a Colby tradition to the next level…for a good cause!

While a Powder Puff game between Junior and Senior females has been a tradition at Colby, the football team expanded the event to include Freshman and Sophomore teams, and sold t-shirts for game-day to the players and coaches, in order to raise money for the MaineGeneral Hospital’s Harold Alfond Cancer Research Center. With much planning by Colby football players Pat Harper ’13, Danny Maddox ’14, and Zach Padula ’15, no longer will this tradition be just a battle on the gridiron between grade years, but now it will also be a fight against cancer.

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) commends Harper, Maddox, Padula, and the rest of the football team for putting this together. It was an awesome community event that was fun for players and fans alike, and it was a fundraising success!

 

Nurses from MaineGeneral Hospital with Pat Harper ’13, Danny Maddox ’14, Zach Padula ’15, and Head Football coach Jonathan Micheales.

Maddox, Padula, Harper, Coach Micheales, and Assistant Coach Garcia present the 2012 Powder Puff championship plaque to Senior team coach/Football player Brian Mellett ’12.

The Class of 2012 celebrating their championship win…back to back champs ’11 and ’12.

 

Football player and Sophomore Powder Puff coach Jeff Lamson ’14 talking a bit of strategy before the games.

The Junior team getting fired up for the championship game against the Senior class.

 

 

Sophomore team huddle.

 

Fans line up along the fence to watch the championship game.

SAAC & Special Olympics

Four Special Olympic participants from Boothbay, Maine came to Colby College on April 25th for a fun evening of volleyball. Members of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) ran drills for the players, who do not have volleyball anymore as a Special Olympics sport option in Maine. Either way, the Special Olympic players were naturals…giving some of the SAAC members a run for their money!

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