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215 Rocky student-athletes set to volunteer on April 16 for ‘Day of Champions’
BILLINGS, April 8, 2016 – Approximately 215 student-athletes from Rocky Mountain College are scheduled to volunteer for RMC’s “Day of Champions” on April 16, 2016. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., these student-athletes will be doing various community service activities throughout the Billings area.
“Day of Champions is a great opportunity for our student athletes to give back to a community that is so supportive of our institution and athletic department,” said RMC Director of Athletics Bruce Parker. “It is so important for our student athletes to learn the value of working with our great community,” Parker added.
“RMC is excited to wrap up another great academic year by giving back to the community,” said RMC’s Community Services Coordinator Jill Washburn. “The college as a whole is committed to being engaged with the Billings area in helping agencies meet the needs of the community.”
Washburn explained that every RMC athletic team will be serving at various organizations around the community for Day of Champions. RMC student-athletes, along with a number of staff, faculty, and students, will be volunteering at one of the following locations:
- · Habitat for Humanity Mid Yellowstone Valley (build site)
- · Friendship House of Christian Service
- · Rocky Mountain College (facilities)
- · Moss Mansion
- · Housing Authority of Billings-Community Gardens
- · ZooMontana
- · Amend Park Community Gardens
- · Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley
- · Family Service, Inc.
- · Montana Rescue Mission-West End Bargain Center
- · Montana Audubon Education Center
Washburn added, “Community engaged learning is another way for us to help educate our students on current issues and how to give back. For some students, these opportunities of service work help clarify academic and career goals. We are so grateful to the local agencies that continually partner with RMC to offer volunteer, work study, and internship opportunities."