Buckeye Diving Team Gives Back on Day of Service

The Buckeye Divers
The Buckeye Divers
Jan. 20, 2015

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the Ohio State men and women’s diving team joined almost 300 student-athletes, as well as 1,070 additional OSU students in Pay It Forward and Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Since 1999, students have traveled to various locations and organizations across the Columbus community to volunteer their time and efforts for a day “on,” rather than a day “off.”

The Buckeye divers woke up bright and early Monday morning and made their way to the Columbus Metropolitan Library at Hilltop where they spent the afternoon cleaning and restoring the community’s library, which was followed by a participant reflection in Hale Hall to account for the day’s activities.

 “The event not only allows us to give back to the campus and Columbus communities, but allows the student-athletes to remember and honor Dr. King’s legacy through community service,”  Brittany Savko, SASSO’s Program Coordinator for Student-Athlete Development, said. “We truly hope the nearly 300 student-athletes, coaches, and SASSO staff (along with the other participants) had a great time serving others on their day ‘on’!”