Folks, yesterday was Lees-McRae College’s Mountain Day of Service and what a major success it was.
Often times numbers don’t lie. As a former cross country/track coach, I lived by numbers and few did I dispute.
So, when I look at the report from our Dean of Students, Allison Norris, member of our Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame, it was astounding to see the volume of workers, projects completed and hours served.
2814 hours of service
From my side of campus, our athletic teams did a phenomenal job on getting several key projects completed.
Men’s volleyball took apart old wooden lockers that we had stored between the indoor tennis courts and the indoor pool. I think they took about 7 pick-up loads to the dump.
Men’s and women’s basketball stained all of the wooden fences in front of and around Williams Physical Education Center.
Women’s soccer painted picnic tables and worked on painting the press box.
Track and Field did a major clean up for the upcoming Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Women’s volleyball worked on a Disc Golf Course.
Cycling did a massive clean-up on the trail system.
Men’s lacrosse stained their new lockers in the locker room.
Men’s soccer planted grass seed, re-worked the netting on the soccer goals, and did various other projects to make sure their practice and game fields are ready for the fall.
And many more student-athletes participated in making Lees-McRae a better place yesterday.
It was indeed a great day to see so many people coming together, working for a common goal and then seeing the fruits of their labor afterwards.
My sincere thanks to all who made an impact on the future of this college.