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Athletics - Thu, Feb. 14, 2008
Elgin, Ill. – The Judson University athletics department believes in helping the community and to be apart of the local community. In February, several athletic teams took part in community service for Judson.  The athletes volunteered locally with various organizations.

Less than two miles away from Judson, the Judson athletes became involved with the youth in a local neighborhood. The athletes went to TNT at the Elgin E-Free church in association with the Riverwoods Christian Center and took part in their Tuesday night activities. The athletes played knockout and other games with the local youth and then ate supper with the youth.

Athletes from the Judson men’s and women’s basketball programs went and shared an hour with children at the Lake Louise Elementary school in Palatine. The athletes answered questions from the children about basketball, life, Judson, and how why they play basketball. The athletes then ate pizza with the children and gave away Judson gifts to the class.

In conjunction with Riverwoods Christian Center, the Judson University baseball team went and spent two hours playing with youth at the church. This church is also less than two miles away from Judson and in a local neighborhood. The baseball players played games, ate with the children, and answered questions from the youth.

Once a month, the Judson baseball team spends a Saturday morning in St. Charles, Illinois, helping the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The players help stock the food, serve people, and help anywhere they can.

About the partners of Judson Community Service:

RCC is located in St. Charles, Illinois, on 90 acres of land in the Fox Valley by the river. RCC has summer camps for local and at-risk youth and run year round programs in the Fox Valley are from Carpentersville to Aurora.

The Lake Louise Elementary class adapted the Judson basketball teams this season as part of the “No Excuses University” project. This project is to make the children aware of college and that they can achieve the goal of making it to college.

The NIFB collects food the Fox Valley Area serves 13 counties from a warehouse in St. Charles, Illinois. NIFB provides fresh and packaged food to more than 520 food assistance sites, including soup kitchens, pantries, childcare agencies, shelters, and after-school programs. NIFB is a food safety net for hundreds of thousands of poor people in the 13 counties of northern Illinois and serve the urban to suburban to rural areas.