The Buckeyes, seen here with former swimmer Meghan Kinney (center) at the Walk for Wishes, have pledged to give back at least 600 hours of community service this academic year.
April 18, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State synchronized swimming team is back in full swing for its "Give Back a Day" volunteer program this year. After the Scarlet and Gray claimed their 28th U.S. Collegiate Title in March, they are now able to devote even more time to the team goal of 600 hours of community service for the academic year.
This past Sunday, the Buckeyes volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, which provides a home-away-from-home environment for the families of children receiving treatment at Nationwide Children's Hospital. To date, Ohio State has totaled 388.5 hours of community service.
Throughout the rest of April and starting in May, the team is scheduled to aid Central Ohio through service initiatives such as the 2nd and 7 Foundation, Discovery District Clean-Up, Avalon Elementary School Beautification Project, Cap City Marathon, Hands on Greenlawn Cemetery event and again at the Ronald McDonald House.
All members of the synchronized swimming team have set a goal to "Give Back a Day" this season. Through this program, the Buckeyes are challenging themselves to participate in at least 24 hours of community service individually or 600 hours for the team during the school year.