Athletics

Raiders in the Community
Release: Thursday 06/15/2011 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Wright State Athletics

Community Service Activities 2014-2015

 

Baseball

Title: Bob Mill’s Synergy Halloween Party

Date: October 25th, 2014

Duration: 8 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Assisted with parking, monitoring bouncy house, passed out candy

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 20th, 2014

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Helped build the frame of a house

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Passed out candy

 

Title: Helped in Library at Shaw Elementary

Date: October 6-10, 2014

Duration: 2 hours/day

Number of student-athletes that participated: 18

Explanation: Helped out in the library teaching kids how to use the library system, read to kids

 

Title: Dayton Children’s Hospital

Date: September 26th, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

Explanation: Visited kids at the hospital, gave out WSU gear/posters, signed autographs

 

Men’s Basketball

Title: Jr. Raider Cheerleaders

Date: January 11th, 2015

Duration: 1.5 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16

Explanation: Team Building Exercises with Junior Cheerleaders

 

Title: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene Clinic

Date: January 12th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Put On a Basketball Clinic for the Kids at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene

 

Women’s Basketball

Title: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene

Date: January 19th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 12

Explanation: Basketball clinic ran for girls at the church, put on by our Admin. Assistant Amber Gray along with the players in teaching, Games, warm-up up drills, and practice drills.

 

Title: Jr Raiders Appearance

Date: November 23rd, 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Player Introductions, Interactions team building games and basketball drills shown to the Jr Raiders

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 20th, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Players and community members worked together to build a home for a family in need

 

Title: Back to School Parade (Dayton)

Date: August 2nd, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Student athletes participated in basketball games and drills with the Dayton Police and community members.

 

Title: Springboro Youth Basketball Try Outs

Date: September 28th and October 5th, 2014

Duration: 7 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 6

Explanation: Players help evaluate youth basketball tryouts

 

Title: Harrison Heroes 10K

Date: May 31, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Student Athletes helped at different water stations, and encourage runners that pass through each station

 

Golf

Title: Mentor Matters and 1st Tee

Date: Summer of 2014 and coming summer 2015

Duration: one day a week over three months for 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 4

Explanation: Mentor Matters and 1st Tee.  Both programs teach life lessons and life skills through golf.

 

SAAC

Title: Dayton Foodbank

Date: February 23rd, 2015

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Good-to-Go Backpacks. Packed 500 Good-to-Go Backpacks. Created packs full of food to be given to schools and agencies, who in turn, give them to children they see have a hunger need. 

 

Title: Horizon Science Academy Dayton Elementary Reading

Date: April 8th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes: 3

Explanation: Student-athletes read their favorite book and talked about why reading is important. Everyone needs to read and have an education - even athletes and stars! 

 

Title: I Love WSU Service Project

Date: April 22nd, 2015

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 49 at one hour each

Explanation: Student-Athletes gave back by weeding, picking up trash and litter, and mulching throughout the day for Earth Day!

 

Men’s Soccer

Title: Free Youth Soccer Clinic

Date: April 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

Explanation: Free youth soccer clinic for age 5-13

 

Title: Light the Night Walk, Dayton

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Place: Faze Pavilion(695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Dayton, OH

Duration: 2.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: During The Light The Night Walk, thousands of participants walk two miles while carrying illuminated balloons, showing their relationship to cancer. White for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

 

Women’s Soccer

Title: Halloween Event

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 23

Explanation: Passed out candy and interacted with kids

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: November 23rd 2014

Duration: 6 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 Student (Aguilera)

Explanation: Habitat for Humanity/Building Houses

 

Title: Volunteered at Homeless Shelter

Date: February 3rd 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 athlete (Wilcox)

Explanation: Served food at homeless shelter for sugar tree ministries

 

Title: Volunteered at Homeless Shelter

Date: March 3rd 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 2 athletes (Wilcox and Jemison)

Explanation: Served food at homeless shelter for sugar tree ministries

 

Title: Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Date: April 2nd, 2015

Duration: 1 hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 4

Explanation: Talked to children about the job of a collegiate soccer coach. Played and taught soccer skills to the children.

 

Softball

Title: Reds Rookie Success League

Date: June 9th-July 1st, 2014

Duration: 2 days a week 4 hours a day

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 Staff Members-3

Explanation: Coached at risk youth

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 6th, 2014

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20 Staff: 3

Explanation: Helped build frames for two houses with members of the community at Stillwater Church.

 

Title: WSU 5K Hydration Station

Date: September 19th, 2014

Duration: 2 hours 45 min

Number of student-athletes that participated: 19

Explanation: Handed out water to runners.

 

Title: Rowdy 500

Date: October 5th, 2014

Duration: Alumni Game

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20 Staff: 3

Collected over 500 cans for the Raider 500 Food bank.  We were recognized by the Board of Explanation: Trustees for our contribution. 

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16 Staff: 3

Explanation: Handed out Halloween candy to kids in the Nutter Center.

 

Title: Special Wish Holiday Open House

Date: November 21st, 2014

Duration 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 19

Explanation: Visited children and helped them with crafts.

 

Spirit Squads

Title: Freshman Move In Day (Annual Event)

Date: August 21, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 25

Explanation: Assisted parents and freshman students to Wright State University move into residence housing.  

 

Title: Rock the Test VIP Party @ Baker Middle School

Date: August 22, 2014

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Meet, greet, and congratulate the students on their academic success for passing or showing a year’s growth on the Ohio Achievement Assessment.  Baker MS promotes a going to college culture and having WSU present at this event aligns with their College Readiness Initiative. The cheerleaders put on a small pep rally before the speakers and recognition of the students took place by performing their Game Day routine and the WSU fight song. Photos were also taken.

 

Title: “Turning Up the Heat on Breast Cancer” Charity Fundraiser

Date: September 7, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 6

Explanation: The cheerleaders and Rowdy have been requested to make an appearance at the “Turning up the Heat on Breast Cancer” softball game to create an energizing pep rally like atmosphere. The Fairborn Firefighters Local 1235 is hosting a charity softball game between the firefighters and the police of Fairborn and Wright State University. All the proceeds raised will be donated to their charity, The Pink Ribbon Girls. 

 

Title: Wiseman Wild 5K Run (Rowdy) (Annual Event)

Date: September 13, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: The Wiseman Wild Run is a 5K event to raise money for a scholarship fund in honor of Brad Wiseman, a former teacher at Parkwood Elementary. This event is requested annually by Dr. Corey Ellis.

 

Title: USAF Marathon (Annual Event)

Date: September 20, 2014

Duration: 6 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 26

Explanation: The cheerleaders, dancers and Rowdy supported the USAF Marathon by manning a water station with the College of Nursing students by the old soccer field. They distributed water, Gatorade, bananas, and cheered on the runners.  NOTE: Rowdy has made an appearance at the USAF 5K Race on September 19 to cheer on runners as they finished the race.

 

Title: Ronald McDonald House Charities – Penny Shake Down (Annual Event)

Date: September 25, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Supported the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) by making a small donation and an appearance at the Mix 107.7 Raidothon. The money collected goes to support the Dayton Ronald McDonald House program that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for the families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. Rowdy was on hand to meet and greet the visitors to the house.

 

Title: Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer's (Rowdy)

Date: October 11, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer event by meeting and greeting the walkers in the plaza before the opening ceremonies as well as cheer on and give high “5s” to the walkers as they pass by his location on the route.

 

Title: American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Reception

Date: October 16, 2014

Duration: 1.5 Hours (Spirit Squads); 3.5 Hours (Rowdy)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16

Explanation: The Spirit Squads and Rowdy supported the American Cancer Society by making an appearance at the Coaches vs Cancer Tip-Off Reception. They contributed to the pep rally atmosphere with other cheerleaders from Xavier, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, UC, etc.

 

Title: American Cancer Society - Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (Annual Event)

Date: October 18, 2014

Duration: 4 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 35

Explanation: Cheerleaders participated in the Breast Cancer walk by manning a water station within Island Metro Park, providing directions, and cheering on the walkers.

Rowdy was there to encourage the walkers by high fiving them and being available for photos.  The dance team walked the route.

 

Title: Raiderthon (Rowdy)

Date: November 15, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Participated in the Raiderthon, by meeting and greeting the families and participants of the 15 hour dance marathon which is dedicated to raising money for Dayton Children’s Hospital.  Rowdy was also available for photos.

 

Title: Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child (Annual Event)

Date: November 24, 2014

Duration: November 1-23 (2.5 Hours – Putting boxes together)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

Explanation: Several members of the Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raider cheerleaders in wrapping and filling shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, clothing, hard candy, hygiene products, etc. to be delivered to millions of children around the world by Christmas. Worked with a local church to deliver the gifts and share the good news of Jesus Christ. This is the third year the Spirit Unit and Jr. Raider cheerleaders have participated in this project. They wrapped and filled 47 shoe boxes exceeding their goal three years in a row! NOTE: Two hours were spent wrapping and filling the shoes boxes and 30 minutes to deliver and unload the boxes at a local church. The majority of the month was collecting the supplies.

 

Title: Fairborn Primary Family Literacy Night (Rowdy)

Date: December 11, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: Participated in activities to promote academics and be available for photos.

 

Title: Dayton Food Bank (Annual Event)

Date: December 12, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Description: Supported the Dayton Food Bank by unloading numerous barrels and re-packing can goods into boxes. The students packed approximate 240 boxes that will be distributed to residents in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties. 

 

Title: Heartland of Beavercreek Nursing Home (Annual Event)

Date: December 20, 2014

Duration: 2.5 Hours (1 Hour-Ornaments; 1.5 Hours-Appearance)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 25

Explanation: The Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raider cheerleaders by performing, visiting with, and passing out Christmas ornaments to the residents of the Heartland of Beavercreek nursing home. Several Spirit Squad members helped the JRs make ornaments at the December 13 clinic for an hour.

 

Title: Beavercreek Church of Nazarene – “Free” Cheer Clinic (Annual Event)

Date: January 12, 2015                                                       

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: Description: Cheerleaders provided instruction to 40-45 girls ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade on basic cheer skills like jumps, motions and chants. Reinforced technique through games. Passed out ribbons for the best jumps and motion technique. Also gave each participant gym sacks.  Rowdy participated by greeting the boys and girls for the cheer clinic as well as the men and women’s basketball clinics held at the church. Rowdy was also available for photos.

 

Title: National Salute to Veterans Event @ Dayton VA Medical Center (Rowdy)

Date: February 12, 2015

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Visit the inpatient Veteran rooms in the long term care unit. Meet and greet the patients. Be available for photos.

 

Title: Pennies for Patients - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) (Annual Event)

Date: February 1

Duration: February 1-March 1 (NOTE: The time spent collecting donations at the basketball games was approximately 4.5 hours.)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: The Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raiders in their quest to raise awareness and funds in the fight against blood cancers (i.e. Leukemia, Lymphoma) by participating in a program called Pennies for Patients.  Donations were collected at several men and women’s basketball games as well as individually. The Jr. Raider cheerleaders along with the Spirit Squads raised $934.98. The goal was $1,000. In 2014, $780.08 was raised for LLS.

 

Title: Crossroads Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Event (Rowdy)

Date: April 16, 2015

Duration: 5:00-7:00 PM

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: Meet and greet the volunteers and congratulate them during the awards ceremony. Be available for photos.  This organization has several WSU students as interns from social work and nursing.

 

Swimming & Diving

Title: Special Olympics

Date: October 10th, 2014

Duration: 3 preceding Saturdays for 1 hour of practice plus the 3 hour swim meet.

Number of student-athletes that participated: 39 plus Coaches

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 31st, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 10

 

Title: Wright State Raiderthon

Date: November 15th, 2014

Duration: 15 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Title: Gunnar Listerman Memorial 5k for Duchenne

Date: November 22nd, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 39 plus Coaches

 

Title: Family Literacy Night at Fairborn Primary

Date: December 9th, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Title: Relay for Life

Date: April 11th, 2014

Duration: 24 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Tennis

Title: Buddy-Up Tennis

Date: Three weeks in October and November, 2014

Duration: 9 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 22

Explanation: Buddy-Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome.

 

Track & Field/Cross Country

Title: US Air Force 5k

Date: September 18th, 2014

Where: WSU

What: course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

 

Title: Dayton Children's hospital 5k

Date: October 25th, 2014

Where: Eastwood Park

What: course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

 

Title: Project Jericho 50 miles

Date: November 16th, 2014

Where: Eastwood Park

What: Running mate

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

 

Title: MidEast

Date: November 25th, 2014

Where: WSU

What: Course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

 

Volleyball

Title: Team Impact

Date: Since 2013 and ongoing

Duration: Varies

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Sponsor Leah as an honorary team member.

 

Title: Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Date: September 23rd, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Participate in annual walk to raise awareness and money

 

Title: Block Blood Cancer

Date: September 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Match to help raise awareness and sell T-shirts at the game to help support the LLS

 

Title: Dig Pink Match

Date: October 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Wore pink jerseys and honored those who have had breast cancers as well as raised money to go towards the cause.

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Community Service Activities 2014-2015

 

Baseball

Title: Bob Mill’s Synergy Halloween Party

Date: October 25th, 2014

Duration: 8 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Assisted with parking, monitoring bouncy house, passed out candy

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 20th, 2014

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Helped build the frame of a house

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Passed out candy

 

Title: Helped in Library at Shaw Elementary

Date: October 6-10, 2014

Duration: 2 hours/day

Number of student-athletes that participated: 18

Explanation: Helped out in the library teaching kids how to use the library system, read to kids

 

Title: Dayton Children’s Hospital

Date: September 26th, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

Explanation: Visited kids at the hospital, gave out WSU gear/posters, signed autographs

 

Men’s Basketball

Title: Jr. Raider Cheerleaders

Date: January 11th, 2015

Duration: 1.5 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16

Explanation: Team Building Exercises with Junior Cheerleaders

 

Title: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene Clinic

Date: January 12th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Put On a Basketball Clinic for the Kids at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene

 

Women’s Basketball

Title: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene

Date: January 19th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 12

Explanation: Basketball clinic ran for girls at the church, put on by our Admin. Assistant Amber Gray along with the players in teaching, Games, warm-up up drills, and practice drills.

 

Title: Jr Raiders Appearance

Date: November 23rd, 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Player Introductions, Interactions team building games and basketball drills shown to the Jr Raiders

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 20th, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Players and community members worked together to build a home for a family in need

 

Title: Back to School Parade (Dayton)

Date: August 2nd, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Student athletes participated in basketball games and drills with the Dayton Police and community members.

 

Title: Springboro Youth Basketball Try Outs

Date: September 28th and October 5th, 2014

Duration: 7 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 6

Explanation: Players help evaluate youth basketball tryouts

 

Title: Harrison Heroes 10K

Date: May 31, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Student Athletes helped at different water stations, and encourage runners that pass through each station

 

Golf

Title: Mentor Matters and 1st Tee

Date: Summer of 2014 and coming summer 2015

Duration: one day a week over three months for 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 4

Explanation: Mentor Matters and 1st Tee.  Both programs teach life lessons and life skills through golf.

 

SAAC

Title: Dayton Foodbank

Date: February 23rd, 2015

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Good-to-Go Backpacks. Packed 500 Good-to-Go Backpacks. Created packs full of food to be given to schools and agencies, who in turn, give them to children they see have a hunger need. 

 

Title: Horizon Science Academy Dayton Elementary Reading

Date: April 8th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes: 3

Explanation: Student-athletes read their favorite book and talked about why reading is important. Everyone needs to read and have an education - even athletes and stars! 

 

Title: I Love WSU Service Project

Date: April 22nd, 2015

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 49 at one hour each

Explanation: Student-Athletes gave back by weeding, picking up trash and litter, and mulching throughout the day for Earth Day!

 

Men’s Soccer

Title: Free Youth Soccer Clinic

Date: April 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

Explanation: Free youth soccer clinic for age 5-13

 

Title: Light the Night Walk, Dayton

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Place: Faze Pavilion(695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Dayton, OH

Duration: 2.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: During The Light The Night Walk, thousands of participants walk two miles while carrying illuminated balloons, showing their relationship to cancer. White for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

 

Women’s Soccer

Title: Halloween Event

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 23

Explanation: Passed out candy and interacted with kids

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: November 23rd 2014

Duration: 6 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 Student (Aguilera)

Explanation: Habitat for Humanity/Building Houses

 

Title: Volunteered at Homeless Shelter

Date: February 3rd 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 athlete (Wilcox)

Explanation: Served food at homeless shelter for sugar tree ministries

 

Title: Volunteered at Homeless Shelter

Date: March 3rd 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 2 athletes (Wilcox and Jemison)

Explanation: Served food at homeless shelter for sugar tree ministries

 

Title: Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Date: April 2nd, 2015

Duration: 1 hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 4

Explanation: Talked to children about the job of a collegiate soccer coach. Played and taught soccer skills to the children.

 

Softball

Title: Reds Rookie Success League

Date: June 9th-July 1st, 2014

Duration: 2 days a week 4 hours a day

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 Staff Members-3

Explanation: Coached at risk youth

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 6th, 2014

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20 Staff: 3

Explanation: Helped build frames for two houses with members of the community at Stillwater Church.

 

Title: WSU 5K Hydration Station

Date: September 19th, 2014

Duration: 2 hours 45 min

Number of student-athletes that participated: 19

Explanation: Handed out water to runners.

 

Title: Rowdy 500

Date: October 5th, 2014

Duration: Alumni Game

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20 Staff: 3

Collected over 500 cans for the Raider 500 Food bank.  We were recognized by the Board of Explanation: Trustees for our contribution. 

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16 Staff: 3

Explanation: Handed out Halloween candy to kids in the Nutter Center.

 

Title: Special Wish Holiday Open House

Date: November 21st, 2014

Duration 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 19

Explanation: Visited children and helped them with crafts.

 

Spirit Squads

Title: Freshman Move In Day (Annual Event)

Date: August 21, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 25

Explanation: Assisted parents and freshman students to Wright State University move into residence housing.  

 

Title: Rock the Test VIP Party @ Baker Middle School

Date: August 22, 2014

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Meet, greet, and congratulate the students on their academic success for passing or showing a year’s growth on the Ohio Achievement Assessment.  Baker MS promotes a going to college culture and having WSU present at this event aligns with their College Readiness Initiative. The cheerleaders put on a small pep rally before the speakers and recognition of the students took place by performing their Game Day routine and the WSU fight song. Photos were also taken.

 

Title: “Turning Up the Heat on Breast Cancer” Charity Fundraiser

Date: September 7, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 6

Explanation: The cheerleaders and Rowdy have been requested to make an appearance at the “Turning up the Heat on Breast Cancer” softball game to create an energizing pep rally like atmosphere. The Fairborn Firefighters Local 1235 is hosting a charity softball game between the firefighters and the police of Fairborn and Wright State University. All the proceeds raised will be donated to their charity, The Pink Ribbon Girls. 

 

Title: Wiseman Wild 5K Run (Rowdy) (Annual Event)

Date: September 13, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: The Wiseman Wild Run is a 5K event to raise money for a scholarship fund in honor of Brad Wiseman, a former teacher at Parkwood Elementary. This event is requested annually by Dr. Corey Ellis.

 

Title: USAF Marathon (Annual Event)

Date: September 20, 2014

Duration: 6 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 26

Explanation: The cheerleaders, dancers and Rowdy supported the USAF Marathon by manning a water station with the College of Nursing students by the old soccer field. They distributed water, Gatorade, bananas, and cheered on the runners.  NOTE: Rowdy has made an appearance at the USAF 5K Race on September 19 to cheer on runners as they finished the race.

 

Title: Ronald McDonald House Charities – Penny Shake Down (Annual Event)

Date: September 25, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Supported the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) by making a small donation and an appearance at the Mix 107.7 Raidothon. The money collected goes to support the Dayton Ronald McDonald House program that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for the families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. Rowdy was on hand to meet and greet the visitors to the house.

 

Title: Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer's (Rowdy)

Date: October 11, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer event by meeting and greeting the walkers in the plaza before the opening ceremonies as well as cheer on and give high “5s” to the walkers as they pass by his location on the route.

 

Title: American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Reception

Date: October 16, 2014

Duration: 1.5 Hours (Spirit Squads); 3.5 Hours (Rowdy)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16

Explanation: The Spirit Squads and Rowdy supported the American Cancer Society by making an appearance at the Coaches vs Cancer Tip-Off Reception. They contributed to the pep rally atmosphere with other cheerleaders from Xavier, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, UC, etc.

 

Title: American Cancer Society - Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (Annual Event)

Date: October 18, 2014

Duration: 4 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 35

Explanation: Cheerleaders participated in the Breast Cancer walk by manning a water station within Island Metro Park, providing directions, and cheering on the walkers.

Rowdy was there to encourage the walkers by high fiving them and being available for photos.  The dance team walked the route.

 

Title: Raiderthon (Rowdy)

Date: November 15, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Participated in the Raiderthon, by meeting and greeting the families and participants of the 15 hour dance marathon which is dedicated to raising money for Dayton Children’s Hospital.  Rowdy was also available for photos.

 

Title: Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child (Annual Event)

Date: November 24, 2014

Duration: November 1-23 (2.5 Hours – Putting boxes together)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

Explanation: Several members of the Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raider cheerleaders in wrapping and filling shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, clothing, hard candy, hygiene products, etc. to be delivered to millions of children around the world by Christmas. Worked with a local church to deliver the gifts and share the good news of Jesus Christ. This is the third year the Spirit Unit and Jr. Raider cheerleaders have participated in this project. They wrapped and filled 47 shoe boxes exceeding their goal three years in a row! NOTE: Two hours were spent wrapping and filling the shoes boxes and 30 minutes to deliver and unload the boxes at a local church. The majority of the month was collecting the supplies.

 

Title: Fairborn Primary Family Literacy Night (Rowdy)

Date: December 11, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: Participated in activities to promote academics and be available for photos.

 

Title: Dayton Food Bank (Annual Event)

Date: December 12, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Description: Supported the Dayton Food Bank by unloading numerous barrels and re-packing can goods into boxes. The students packed approximate 240 boxes that will be distributed to residents in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties. 

 

Title: Heartland of Beavercreek Nursing Home (Annual Event)

Date: December 20, 2014

Duration: 2.5 Hours (1 Hour-Ornaments; 1.5 Hours-Appearance)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 25

Explanation: The Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raider cheerleaders by performing, visiting with, and passing out Christmas ornaments to the residents of the Heartland of Beavercreek nursing home. Several Spirit Squad members helped the JRs make ornaments at the December 13 clinic for an hour.

 

Title: Beavercreek Church of Nazarene – “Free” Cheer Clinic (Annual Event)

Date: January 12, 2015                                                       

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: Description: Cheerleaders provided instruction to 40-45 girls ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade on basic cheer skills like jumps, motions and chants. Reinforced technique through games. Passed out ribbons for the best jumps and motion technique. Also gave each participant gym sacks.  Rowdy participated by greeting the boys and girls for the cheer clinic as well as the men and women’s basketball clinics held at the church. Rowdy was also available for photos.

 

Title: National Salute to Veterans Event @ Dayton VA Medical Center (Rowdy)

Date: February 12, 2015

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Visit the inpatient Veteran rooms in the long term care unit. Meet and greet the patients. Be available for photos.

 

Title: Pennies for Patients - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) (Annual Event)

Date: February 1

Duration: February 1-March 1 (NOTE: The time spent collecting donations at the basketball games was approximately 4.5 hours.)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: The Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raiders in their quest to raise awareness and funds in the fight against blood cancers (i.e. Leukemia, Lymphoma) by participating in a program called Pennies for Patients.  Donations were collected at several men and women’s basketball games as well as individually. The Jr. Raider cheerleaders along with the Spirit Squads raised $934.98. The goal was $1,000. In 2014, $780.08 was raised for LLS.

 

Title: Crossroads Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Event (Rowdy)

Date: April 16, 2015

Duration: 5:00-7:00 PM

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: Meet and greet the volunteers and congratulate them during the awards ceremony. Be available for photos.  This organization has several WSU students as interns from social work and nursing.

 

Swimming & Diving

Title: Special Olympics

Date: October 10th, 2014

Duration: 3 preceding Saturdays for 1 hour of practice plus the 3 hour swim meet.

Number of student-athletes that participated: 39 plus Coaches

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 31st, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 10

 

Title: Wright State Raiderthon

Date: November 15th, 2014

Duration: 15 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Title: Gunnar Listerman Memorial 5k for Duchenne

Date: November 22nd, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 39 plus Coaches

 

Title: Family Literacy Night at Fairborn Primary

Date: December 9th, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Title: Relay for Life

Date: April 11th, 2014

Duration: 24 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Tennis

Title: Buddy-Up Tennis

Date: Three weeks in October and November, 2014

Duration: 9 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 22

Explanation: Buddy-Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome.

 

Track & Field/Cross Country

Title: US Air Force 5k

Date: September 18th, 2014

Where: WSU

What: course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

 

Title: Dayton Children's hospital 5k

Date: October 25th, 2014

Where: Eastwood Park

What: course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

 

Title: Project Jericho 50 miles

Date: November 16th, 2014

Where: Eastwood Park

What: Running mate

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

 

Title: MidEast

Date: November 25th, 2014

Where: WSU

What: Course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

 

Volleyball

Title: Team Impact

Date: Since 2013 and ongoing

Duration: Varies

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Sponsor Leah as an honorary team member.

 

Title: Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Date: September 23rd, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Participate in annual walk to raise awareness and money

 

Title: Block Blood Cancer

Date: September 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Match to help raise awareness and sell T-shirts at the game to help support the LLS

 

Title: Dig Pink Match

Date: October 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Wore pink jerseys and honored those who have had breast cancers as well as raised money to go towards the cause.

Wright State Athletics

Community Service Activities 2014-2015

 

Baseball

Title: Bob Mill’s Synergy Halloween Party

Date: October 25th, 2014

Duration: 8 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Assisted with parking, monitoring bouncy house, passed out candy

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 20th, 2014

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Helped build the frame of a house

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 33

Explanation: Passed out candy

 

Title: Helped in Library at Shaw Elementary

Date: October 6-10, 2014

Duration: 2 hours/day

Number of student-athletes that participated: 18

Explanation: Helped out in the library teaching kids how to use the library system, read to kids

 

Title: Dayton Children’s Hospital

Date: September 26th, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

Explanation: Visited kids at the hospital, gave out WSU gear/posters, signed autographs

 

Men’s Basketball

Title: Jr. Raider Cheerleaders

Date: January 11th, 2015

Duration: 1.5 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16

Explanation: Team Building Exercises with Junior Cheerleaders

 

Title: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene Clinic

Date: January 12th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Put On a Basketball Clinic for the Kids at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene

 

Women’s Basketball

Title: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene

Date: January 19th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 12

Explanation: Basketball clinic ran for girls at the church, put on by our Admin. Assistant Amber Gray along with the players in teaching, Games, warm-up up drills, and practice drills.

 

Title: Jr Raiders Appearance

Date: November 23rd, 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Player Introductions, Interactions team building games and basketball drills shown to the Jr Raiders

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 20th, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Players and community members worked together to build a home for a family in need

 

Title: Back to School Parade (Dayton)

Date: August 2nd, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Student athletes participated in basketball games and drills with the Dayton Police and community members.

 

Title: Springboro Youth Basketball Try Outs

Date: September 28th and October 5th, 2014

Duration: 7 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 6

Explanation: Players help evaluate youth basketball tryouts

 

Title: Harrison Heroes 10K

Date: May 31, 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Student Athletes helped at different water stations, and encourage runners that pass through each station

 

Golf

Title: Mentor Matters and 1st Tee

Date: Summer of 2014 and coming summer 2015

Duration: one day a week over three months for 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 4

Explanation: Mentor Matters and 1st Tee.  Both programs teach life lessons and life skills through golf.

 

SAAC

Title: Dayton Foodbank

Date: February 23rd, 2015

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Good-to-Go Backpacks. Packed 500 Good-to-Go Backpacks. Created packs full of food to be given to schools and agencies, who in turn, give them to children they see have a hunger need. 

 

Title: Horizon Science Academy Dayton Elementary Reading

Date: April 8th, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

Number of student-athletes: 3

Explanation: Student-athletes read their favorite book and talked about why reading is important. Everyone needs to read and have an education - even athletes and stars! 

 

Title: I Love WSU Service Project

Date: April 22nd, 2015

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 49 at one hour each

Explanation: Student-Athletes gave back by weeding, picking up trash and litter, and mulching throughout the day for Earth Day!

 

Men’s Soccer

Title: Free Youth Soccer Clinic

Date: April 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

Explanation: Free youth soccer clinic for age 5-13

 

Title: Light the Night Walk, Dayton

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Place: Faze Pavilion(695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Dayton, OH

Duration: 2.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: During The Light The Night Walk, thousands of participants walk two miles while carrying illuminated balloons, showing their relationship to cancer. White for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

 

Women’s Soccer

Title: Halloween Event

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 23

Explanation: Passed out candy and interacted with kids

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: November 23rd 2014

Duration: 6 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 Student (Aguilera)

Explanation: Habitat for Humanity/Building Houses

 

Title: Volunteered at Homeless Shelter

Date: February 3rd 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 athlete (Wilcox)

Explanation: Served food at homeless shelter for sugar tree ministries

 

Title: Volunteered at Homeless Shelter

Date: March 3rd 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 2 athletes (Wilcox and Jemison)

Explanation: Served food at homeless shelter for sugar tree ministries

 

Title: Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Date: April 2nd, 2015

Duration: 1 hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 4

Explanation: Talked to children about the job of a collegiate soccer coach. Played and taught soccer skills to the children.

 

Softball

Title: Reds Rookie Success League

Date: June 9th-July 1st, 2014

Duration: 2 days a week 4 hours a day

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1 Staff Members-3

Explanation: Coached at risk youth

 

Title: Habitat for Humanity

Date: September 6th, 2014

Duration: 6 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20 Staff: 3

Explanation: Helped build frames for two houses with members of the community at Stillwater Church.

 

Title: WSU 5K Hydration Station

Date: September 19th, 2014

Duration: 2 hours 45 min

Number of student-athletes that participated: 19

Explanation: Handed out water to runners.

 

Title: Rowdy 500

Date: October 5th, 2014

Duration: Alumni Game

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20 Staff: 3

Collected over 500 cans for the Raider 500 Food bank.  We were recognized by the Board of Explanation: Trustees for our contribution. 

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 28th, 2014

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16 Staff: 3

Explanation: Handed out Halloween candy to kids in the Nutter Center.

 

Title: Special Wish Holiday Open House

Date: November 21st, 2014

Duration 2 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 19

Explanation: Visited children and helped them with crafts.

 

Spirit Squads

Title: Freshman Move In Day (Annual Event)

Date: August 21, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 25

Explanation: Assisted parents and freshman students to Wright State University move into residence housing.  

 

Title: Rock the Test VIP Party @ Baker Middle School

Date: August 22, 2014

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Explanation: Meet, greet, and congratulate the students on their academic success for passing or showing a year’s growth on the Ohio Achievement Assessment.  Baker MS promotes a going to college culture and having WSU present at this event aligns with their College Readiness Initiative. The cheerleaders put on a small pep rally before the speakers and recognition of the students took place by performing their Game Day routine and the WSU fight song. Photos were also taken.

 

Title: “Turning Up the Heat on Breast Cancer” Charity Fundraiser

Date: September 7, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 6

Explanation: The cheerleaders and Rowdy have been requested to make an appearance at the “Turning up the Heat on Breast Cancer” softball game to create an energizing pep rally like atmosphere. The Fairborn Firefighters Local 1235 is hosting a charity softball game between the firefighters and the police of Fairborn and Wright State University. All the proceeds raised will be donated to their charity, The Pink Ribbon Girls. 

 

Title: Wiseman Wild 5K Run (Rowdy) (Annual Event)

Date: September 13, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: The Wiseman Wild Run is a 5K event to raise money for a scholarship fund in honor of Brad Wiseman, a former teacher at Parkwood Elementary. This event is requested annually by Dr. Corey Ellis.

 

Title: USAF Marathon (Annual Event)

Date: September 20, 2014

Duration: 6 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 26

Explanation: The cheerleaders, dancers and Rowdy supported the USAF Marathon by manning a water station with the College of Nursing students by the old soccer field. They distributed water, Gatorade, bananas, and cheered on the runners.  NOTE: Rowdy has made an appearance at the USAF 5K Race on September 19 to cheer on runners as they finished the race.

 

Title: Ronald McDonald House Charities – Penny Shake Down (Annual Event)

Date: September 25, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 8

Explanation: Supported the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) by making a small donation and an appearance at the Mix 107.7 Raidothon. The money collected goes to support the Dayton Ronald McDonald House program that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for the families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. Rowdy was on hand to meet and greet the visitors to the house.

 

Title: Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer's (Rowdy)

Date: October 11, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer event by meeting and greeting the walkers in the plaza before the opening ceremonies as well as cheer on and give high “5s” to the walkers as they pass by his location on the route.

 

Title: American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Reception

Date: October 16, 2014

Duration: 1.5 Hours (Spirit Squads); 3.5 Hours (Rowdy)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 16

Explanation: The Spirit Squads and Rowdy supported the American Cancer Society by making an appearance at the Coaches vs Cancer Tip-Off Reception. They contributed to the pep rally atmosphere with other cheerleaders from Xavier, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, UC, etc.

 

Title: American Cancer Society - Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (Annual Event)

Date: October 18, 2014

Duration: 4 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 35

Explanation: Cheerleaders participated in the Breast Cancer walk by manning a water station within Island Metro Park, providing directions, and cheering on the walkers.

Rowdy was there to encourage the walkers by high fiving them and being available for photos.  The dance team walked the route.

 

Title: Raiderthon (Rowdy)

Date: November 15, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Participated in the Raiderthon, by meeting and greeting the families and participants of the 15 hour dance marathon which is dedicated to raising money for Dayton Children’s Hospital.  Rowdy was also available for photos.

 

Title: Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child (Annual Event)

Date: November 24, 2014

Duration: November 1-23 (2.5 Hours – Putting boxes together)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

Explanation: Several members of the Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raider cheerleaders in wrapping and filling shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, clothing, hard candy, hygiene products, etc. to be delivered to millions of children around the world by Christmas. Worked with a local church to deliver the gifts and share the good news of Jesus Christ. This is the third year the Spirit Unit and Jr. Raider cheerleaders have participated in this project. They wrapped and filled 47 shoe boxes exceeding their goal three years in a row! NOTE: Two hours were spent wrapping and filling the shoes boxes and 30 minutes to deliver and unload the boxes at a local church. The majority of the month was collecting the supplies.

 

Title: Fairborn Primary Family Literacy Night (Rowdy)

Date: December 11, 2014

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: Participated in activities to promote academics and be available for photos.

 

Title: Dayton Food Bank (Annual Event)

Date: December 12, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 15

Description: Supported the Dayton Food Bank by unloading numerous barrels and re-packing can goods into boxes. The students packed approximate 240 boxes that will be distributed to residents in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties. 

 

Title: Heartland of Beavercreek Nursing Home (Annual Event)

Date: December 20, 2014

Duration: 2.5 Hours (1 Hour-Ornaments; 1.5 Hours-Appearance)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 25

Explanation: The Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raider cheerleaders by performing, visiting with, and passing out Christmas ornaments to the residents of the Heartland of Beavercreek nursing home. Several Spirit Squad members helped the JRs make ornaments at the December 13 clinic for an hour.

 

Title: Beavercreek Church of Nazarene – “Free” Cheer Clinic (Annual Event)

Date: January 12, 2015                                                       

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: Description: Cheerleaders provided instruction to 40-45 girls ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade on basic cheer skills like jumps, motions and chants. Reinforced technique through games. Passed out ribbons for the best jumps and motion technique. Also gave each participant gym sacks.  Rowdy participated by greeting the boys and girls for the cheer clinic as well as the men and women’s basketball clinics held at the church. Rowdy was also available for photos.

 

Title: National Salute to Veterans Event @ Dayton VA Medical Center (Rowdy)

Date: February 12, 2015

Duration: 2 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation:  Visit the inpatient Veteran rooms in the long term care unit. Meet and greet the patients. Be available for photos.

 

Title: Pennies for Patients - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) (Annual Event)

Date: February 1

Duration: February 1-March 1 (NOTE: The time spent collecting donations at the basketball games was approximately 4.5 hours.)

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

Explanation: The Spirit Squads joined the Jr. Raiders in their quest to raise awareness and funds in the fight against blood cancers (i.e. Leukemia, Lymphoma) by participating in a program called Pennies for Patients.  Donations were collected at several men and women’s basketball games as well as individually. The Jr. Raider cheerleaders along with the Spirit Squads raised $934.98. The goal was $1,000. In 2014, $780.08 was raised for LLS.

 

Title: Crossroads Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Event (Rowdy)

Date: April 16, 2015

Duration: 5:00-7:00 PM

Number of student-athletes that participated: 1

Explanation: Meet and greet the volunteers and congratulate them during the awards ceremony. Be available for photos.  This organization has several WSU students as interns from social work and nursing.

 

Swimming & Diving

Title: Special Olympics

Date: October 10th, 2014

Duration: 3 preceding Saturdays for 1 hour of practice plus the 3 hour swim meet.

Number of student-athletes that participated: 39 plus Coaches

 

Title: Halloween Hoopla

Date: October 31st, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 10

 

Title: Wright State Raiderthon

Date: November 15th, 2014

Duration: 15 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Title: Gunnar Listerman Memorial 5k for Duchenne

Date: November 22nd, 2014

Duration: 1 Hour

Number of student-athletes that participated: 39 plus Coaches

 

Title: Family Literacy Night at Fairborn Primary

Date: December 9th, 2014

Duration: 3 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Title: Relay for Life

Date: April 11th, 2014

Duration: 24 Hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: Approximately 20

 

Tennis

Title: Buddy-Up Tennis

Date: Three weeks in October and November, 2014

Duration: 9 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 22

Explanation: Buddy-Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome.

 

Track & Field/Cross Country

Title: US Air Force 5k

Date: September 18th, 2014

Where: WSU

What: course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

 

Title: Dayton Children's hospital 5k

Date: October 25th, 2014

Where: Eastwood Park

What: course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 20

 

Title: Project Jericho 50 miles

Date: November 16th, 2014

Where: Eastwood Park

What: Running mate

Number of student-athletes that participated: 10

 

Title: MidEast

Date: November 25th, 2014

Where: WSU

What: Course Marshall 

Number of student-athletes that participated: 40

 

Volleyball

Title: Team Impact

Date: Since 2013 and ongoing

Duration: Varies

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Sponsor Leah as an honorary team member.

 

Title: Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Date: September 23rd, 2014

Duration: 4 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Participate in annual walk to raise awareness and money

 

Title: Block Blood Cancer

Date: September 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Match to help raise awareness and sell T-shirts at the game to help support the LLS

 

Title: Dig Pink Match

Date: October 2014

Duration: 3 hours

Number of student-athletes that participated: 13

Explanation: Wore pink jerseys and honored those who have had breast cancers as well as raised money to go towards the cause.

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