Oswego Collects Community Service Award of Merit

 

Members of the Laker women’s ice hockey team Eryn Stewart ’20 (left) and Lauren Martel ’20

Members of the Laker women’s ice hockey team Eryn Stewart ’20 (left) and Lauren Martel ’20 assist an Oswego area youth during the Holiday Skate in December that benefited SEFA/United Way—one of dozens of community service projects supported by Lakers student-athletes every year.

The 24 Oswego State NCAA athletic programs were recognized once again for their outstanding commitment to community service, as they received the second-place Award of Merit from the National Administrators of Division III Athletic Directors, sponsored by Jostens.

This award is the 11th earned by Laker teams in the past nine years. In that time, the athletic department has received six first-place awards, two second-place honors and three honorable mentions.

Highlighting the department’s activity during the 2016-17 school year were some 54 different projects and events, including annual support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Special Olympics events both in Fulton, N.Y., and on campus, the annual Yards for Yeardley and Teal Walks, fundraisers for Trinity Catholic School and Buc Boosters and many more. Approximately 37 different charities and organizations benefited from Oswego’s community service efforts.

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