ILLINOIS STATE Softball COMMUNITY SERVICE GIVING BACK
Illinois State student-athletes thletes do a lot more than win games and earn degrees. They also play an active role in several community service projects. ects. Nearly 80 percent of Illinois State’s student-athletes participate in community service projects. It is part of the athletics department’s philosophy of giving back to an area that has given so much to the university, while also exposing studentathletes to the rewarding experiences that come from helping and interacting with others. The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), a group with representation from each team, has made community service a priority. The SAAC has encouraged each sport to adopt a favorite charity to serve on a regular basis. In many cases, Illinois State student-athletes are involved with elementary school programs, particularly those that place an emphasis on reading, but Redbirds have also taken an active role in Habitat for Humanity building projects, Stay in Bounds programs at local elementary schools and the local Disadvantaged Children’s Christmas Party.
Department record community service hours in 2008-09
“The team enjoys going to the NFCA Classic in Georgia, because we get to go to a local elementary school and read to the children.” -junior Abby Olson
2010 Redbird Softball Media Guide
An indepth look of the Illinois State softball program.