MAAC Places Nation-High Seven Institutions in Top 25 of NCAA Division I Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition
Release: April 19, 2017
EDISON, NJ – A total of seven Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) institutional members were named in the nation’s Top 25 NCAA Division I Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition. The MAAC had more members in the Top 25 than any other Division I conference in the nation.
No. 2 Fairfield University, No. 8 Manhattan College, No. 10 Canisius College, No. 13 Rider University, No. 17 Iona College, No. 23 Marist College, and No. 24 Monmouth University make up the seven MAAC institutions in the nation’s Top 25.
“Connecting student-athletes and member schools to their communities highlights the impact of leadership, collaboration and dedication in college sports and cities across the country,” said Victor Hill, NCAA Associate Director of Championships and Community Programs. “NCAA Team Works is proud to recognize the difference student-athletes make beyond the classroom and competition, while also supporting the student-athlete experience and celebrating their success in life through service projects and community engagement.”
Fairfield finished in second place behind two-time winner George Washington University. The Stags tallied a total of 1,011 hours of community service and received 100 percent participation from their student-athletes.
“The fact that a little piece of my time can help a kid's day is really great. It might be something kids remember for a really long time,” said Fairfield Women’s Basketball player Kristine Miller. “It was really awesome! There are no words to express it,” added Fairfield Men’s Basketball Player Jonathan Kasibabu on a recent charity even he took part in.
No. 8 Manhattan finished with over 1,000 hours of community service, while No. 10 Canisius recoded nearly 800 hours.
“Given the high time demands of student-athlete's today, we have limited hours day-to-day for free time. At Manhattan College, I take pride in knowing that our student-athletes dedicate their free hours to giving back to our community! For all that the surrounding community has done for us, it is the least we can do as people in society to give back to those who need it more. Not only is community service fun, but it also teaches our student-athletes the importance of giving, diversity, and putting others before yourself. We as Manhattan College Athletics have grown together as a family through community volunteering and will continue to do so in the coming years!” noted Madison Arndt, Manhattan College SAAC President and NCAA Division I SAAC Representative for the MAAC.
For more information on the NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition, visit www.HelperHelper.com.
About Helper Helper:
Helper Helper is a provider of volunteer management software that allows athletic departments to coordinate and track the community service efforts of their student athletes. Helper Helper was founded by former University of Michigan basketball player Krista Clement to simplify the volunteer process for students and in turn, help them create a lasting impact within their communities and themselves.