BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College athletic department rolled up their sleeves on Thursday to participate in the College's bi-annual Mountain Day of Service, engaging in a variety of projects around the athletic complex.
Over 200 student-athletes, along with most of the coaching and general athletic staff, participated in Mountain Day, assisting with cleanup and other campus beautification projects around campus. The men's and women's basketball teams grabbed their paint brushes and re-stained the fencing in the front parking lot of Williams Gymnasium, while the men's soccer team filled in some sparse patches on its practice field.
The women's soccer team divided into two groups to tackle a pair of projects, as one group painted the athletic logo onto the front of the Tate Field press box, and the other cleaned up around the scoreboard adjacent to their practice field.
The men's volleyball team broke out the work gloves and sledge hammers behind Williams Gymnasium, dismantling and disposing of some old lockers. The women's volleyball team expanded upon its project from last spring, making improvements and adding new holes to the disc golf course.
The track and field team took the opportunity to clean up the track area and make preparations for next weekend's Conference Carolinas championships, while the athletic training staff and students cleaned and reorganized the athletic training room.
Lees-McRae College, a four-year, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA, is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina. Being a year-round tourist destination, the area provides the best of a vibrant college community coupled with natural beauty and a rich history. Please see www.lmc.edu for more information.
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