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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

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Women’s soccer spent Friday, March 22 with Relay for Life! They raised over $400 dollars to help the American Cancer Society find a cure for cancer. Women’s volleyball and softball also stopped by the 12 hour event to show support!

Women’s soccer spent Friday, March 22 with Relay for Life! They raised over $400 dollars to help the American Cancer Society find a cure for cancer. Women’s volleyball and softball also stopped by the 12 hour event to show support!

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Men’s Football and Volleyball player Alexis Wesley spent a day this past week at Youth Villages Soup Sunday event.  The guys and gal spent time playing with the kids, helping serve food and even got to participate in a magic show! 

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Tigers Deliver Books to MCS Schools!

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.

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Friday, July 20th student-athletes from Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis & Volleyball — along with some coaches!! — visited the Orange Mound Community Center Summer Camp.  The student-athletes participated as part of a Community Engagement Initiative between the City of Memphis and the University.  
The student-athletes spent a couple of hours playing with the kids and engaging them in active playtime.  

[The] community service on friday was AWESOME! Thank you so much for the INCREDIBLE opportunity! -Jacob, football

Friday, July 20th student-athletes from Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis & Volleyball — along with some coaches!! — visited the Orange Mound Community Center Summer Camp.  The student-athletes participated as part of a Community Engagement Initiative between the City of Memphis and the University.  

The student-athletes spent a couple of hours playing with the kids and engaging them in active playtime.  

[The] community service on friday was AWESOME! Thank you so much for the INCREDIBLE opportunity! -Jacob, football

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