Ohio State Reaches Community Service Goals

Buckeyes at Caroling for a Cause
Buckeyes at Caroling for a Cause

Jan. 7, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team reached its team goal of 600 hours of community service this season, totaling 616.5 hours during the autumn semester. The squad ended the semester participating in Caroling for a Cause and raising $458.25 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

With the "Give Back a Day" initiative, each student-athlete pledged to participate in at least 24 hours of community service individually or 600 hours as a team during the 2013-14 school year. Twelve student-athletes achieved their individual goal of “giving back a day.” Freshman Alexa Aton led the squad with 36 hours, followed by senior Chelsea Aton and freshman Jasmine Pulido, who each notched 33 hours. Katie Spada, Heidi Liou, Cory Justice, Elizabeth Davidson, Lauren Nicholson, Amrian Johnson, Paige Wells, Caroline Jimenez and Lorraine Hack also completed their goal.



Ohio State dedicated their time to a variety of organizations and events including: 2nd and 7 Foundation, Honeysuckle Clean Up on the Olentangy, Flag Raising at the Statehouse, KABOOM Playground Building, Step Up for Stephanie Race, Packing Meals for Lifecare Alliance, Out of the Darkness Walk, Mid-Ohio Food Bank Collection Drive, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Crop Walk, Plant Pride on Parsons, City Gardening at Four Seasons Farm, Turkey Trot Bag Stuffing, Sync Cancer for Team Buckeye Peloton and Holiday Cards for Heroes.

Student-Athletes who Completed More than 24 Hours of Community Service
Alexa Aton (36)
Chelsea Aton (33)
Jasmine Pulido (33)
Katie Spada (30.5)
Heidi Liou (28)
Cory Justice (27)
Elizabeth Davidson (27)
Lauren Nicholson (26.5)
Amrian Johnson (26.5)
Paige Wells (26.5)
Caroline Jimenez (24.5)
Lorraine Hack (24)