Posts tagged track and field
Posts tagged track and field
Tuesday, April 9th a group of student-athletes, led by new SAAC President, Natalie Turk (WGO), visited St. Jude for a guided tour. Student-athletes from women’s golf, softball, women’s soccer, volleyball, track and field and the pom squad spent the afternoon learning about all St. Jude has to offer its patients. In addition to the tour, they learned that St. Jude has an in house blood drive where they motto is “If you can’t give green, give red!” — This illustrated how every single person can give to St. Jude to fulfill its needs to help children with cancer.
Click here to give blood at St. Jude!
"Student-athletes are looked at as role models in the Memphis community so I think it is very important that they try to reach out and spend time with the children at St. Jude. Some of the patients at St. Jude may not be able to play sports anymore or be very active in general due to their treatment and diagnosis so meeting and interacting with their role models, such as Memphis athletes, can completely change their attitude and have such an impact on their lives. A lot of people think that donations are the main source of help, but visits and interactions with other people help in more ways than one." -St. Jude Tour Guide and Intern
March 1st was Read Across America Day. Tiger student-athletes from various sports spent time at schools across Memphis to help celebrate the importance of reading to elementary and middle school children!
“Thanks so much. I truly appreciate everything that the baseball team did Friday. Read Across America Day was very special for our sixth graders. The teachers and students both really enjoyed the event. The baseball players did an outstanding job. They read, signed autographs, took pictures, and answered questions. I was a very proud to be U of M alumni on Friday”
Tiger Athletes from the football team, women’s golf team and men’s and women’s track and field are volunteering today to help raise money by answering phones for the Kix 106 St. Jude Radiothon! Women’s golfer Natalie Turk even got to hang out with Ron Childers too!
Although the student-athletes are done with finals and could be relaxing on Holiday Break, some hometown Memphis Tigers helped out the Catholic Charities of West Tennessee in their annual event “Gifts for God’s Children.” The student-athletes from football, track and field and men’s golf assisted the charity by distributing some gifts to some of the 1,200 at-risk children and elderly.
Five student athletes from the soccer, track, and football teams attended the Brookmeade Elementary Bedtime Stories event on November 29. These students represented the school with grace and honor. Our students really loved getting to know the athletes, and throwing the ball with Jacob! To top it off, Jacob played the piano for the crowd! Thanks, Tigers! You made this alumna proud.
-Kelly, Brookmeade Elementary Librarian
The Track & Field Team spent the morning of Saturday, November 17 at their annual volunteer event with the Children’s Museum of Memphis!
A lofty goal of collecting 10,000 books for Memphis City Schools was born from the countless hours University of Memphis student-athletes have spent at Hanley Elementary volunteering as tutors and readers as well as working with students in other capacities.
As the campaign winds down, the Tigers have exceeded their goal. Books are being donated to seven Memphis City Schools deemed “Innovation Zone” schools.
Men’s & Women’s Track & Field spent Saturday, October 27th at the Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM) to help the kids celebrate Halloween. Track & Field participates in this event annually with CMOM.
Athletes on the Track & Field team spent Saturday, October 6th packaging meals to feed the hungry!
I am so grateful for the dedicated Fogelman College and University of Memphis family! Because of your participation we were able to package 91,182 meals far exceeding our goal of 80,000. They were picked up by the Mid-South Food Bank on Monday and will be distributed to a 31 county area that has one of the highest rates of hunger in the US. -Laura, program director