DENTON (1/4/06) - Mean Green student-athletes took community service to new heights during the fall 2005 school semester. The athletes completed over 1,500 hours in community service throughout the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex.
For Hurricane Katrina and Rita, North Texas athletes raised $25,000 for organizations such as Salvation Army and United Way. For the holiday season they donated over 1,400 pounds of canned goods and personal hygiene items to the Denton Community Food Center. A small group of 15 student-athletes also mentor weekly to students in the fourth and fifth grades at Newton Rayzor Elementary through the Denton Independent School District.
Here is a list of some of the organizations that the Mean Green Athletic Department works closely with to help serve its community:
Fair Oaks Retirement Community
Heritage Oaks Retirement Community
Salvation Army of Denton and Dallas
United Way of Denton
PGA Tour School
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas
Komen Breast Cancer Run
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