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.