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UMD Athletes and staff clear 4,200-hour mark for volunteerism in 2018-19.
UMD student-athletes, coaches and staff collectively logged a school-record 4,265 hours of community service during the 2018-19 athletic season -- over 600 more hours than the previous mark set one year ago.
Nearly 100 different organizations and charities were beneficiaries of the Bulldogs' volunteering efforts this past year, including Safe Haven, Neighborhood Youth Services, Duluth's Laura MacArthur, Homecroft and Myers-Wilkins Elementary Schools, Bentleyville, Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland, Aftenro Home, Damiano Center, Make-A-Wish, Salvation Army, Udac, Duluth 709 Baseball, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, the ALS Foundation, Duluth East-Ordean Middle School, YOUMatter, the UMD Newman Center, Duluth Freighters Hockey, the Northland Community Wellness Day, Habitat for Humanity, and the Duluth Lion's Cub.
Women's tennis led all UMD teams in average volunteer hours (47.9 per player) en route to claiming the UMD Team Impact Award -- for the third time in its three-year existence -- while women's basketball (37.5 hours), women's soccer (34.5 hours) and softball (24.5 hours) were next. Basketball (18.5 hours) and hockey (10.1 hours) were the top two men's team.
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Image above: The volleyball Bulldogs volunteered their time -- and painting skills -- at a Habitat for Humanity home in April 2019.