UT Men's Basketball Heads "Into the Streets" to Assist Community
For the second consecutive year, members of the University of Tampa men’s basketball team participated in the “Into the Streets” volunteer program through the UT PEACE office.
The team visited the Glazer Children’s Museum and assisted with the museum’s second anniversary celebration. Some of the student-athletes monitored play areas while others welcomed families and handed out gift certificates to parents.
“It was really cool to be out in the community and to interact with some local kids,” commented senior guard Anthony Griffis.
Over the past two years, the UT men’s basketball team has participated in several community involvement projects. In addition to both "Into the Streets" efforts, the Spartans have also helped build a youth playground and visited a Children’s Cancer Center.
Committed to community and campus service, the PEACE (People Exploring Active Community Experiences) Volunteer Center's mission is to increase volunteerism at UT through direct service and advocacy. Student volunteer coordinators organize on average 100 events each semester. These events connect UT students, faculty and staff with numerous service organizations in the Tampa Bay area and provide students with opportunities for service-learning through projects that benefit the campus and the community.