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Giving to the Community

UMD staff volunteer with Adopt a Highway
May 23, 2018

Bulldog athletes, along with coaches and staff, volunteered over 3,600 hours in 2017–18. 

UMD student-athletes, coaches and staff, logged 3,625 hours of community service during the 2017-18 athletic season with some of those coming on May 10 when seven volunteers collected trash along a two-mile stretch of right-of-way along U.S. Highway 53 (near Canyon, Minn.) as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program.

Nearly 40 different organizations were beneficiaries of the Bulldogs' volunteering efforts this past year, including Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, Duluth's Laura MacArthur Elementary School and Homecroft Elementary School, the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland, Safe Haven, Make-A-Wish, Salvation Army, Damiano Center, Udac, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Mentor Duluth, and the Duluth Lion's Cub.

Women's tennis topped all UMD teams in average volunteer hours (25.0 hours per player) en route to claiming the UMD Team Impact Award -- for the second time in its two-year existence -- while women's soccer (22.9 hours) and women's basketball (20.4 hours) were next.

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