Scarlet and Gray Pledge to 'Give Back a Day'
Dec. 5, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State synchronized swimming team has renewed its pledge to "Give Back a Day" this season. With this initiative, each student-athlete has challenged themselves to participate in at least 24 hours of community service individually or 600 hours for the team during the school year.
As a team, the Buckeyes have surpassed the halfway mark to their goal and collected 349.50 hours. Freshman Malika Smoot and sophomore Heidi Liou already have reached their individual goal by amassing 29.0 and 28.0 hours, respectively. Several student-athletes are closing in on their goal. Chelsea Aton has totaled 23.0 hours, while Tori Hawes and Amrian Johnson have served 22.0 hours each.
The Scarlet and Gray have dedicated their time to more than 10 organizations this season including: Steps for Sarcoma, Out of the Darkness Walk, Making Strides Against Cancer, Parent Weekend at the Ohio Union, Columbus Marathon, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Run, Ronald McDonald House, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Easter Seals Turkey Trot, and the Jingle Bell Run.
Additionally, they have visited 2nd and 7, an organization which was created by three former Ohio State football student-athletes to promote literacy by providing children with books and strong role models, 17 times this season.
For more information on the organizations, visit:
Out of the Darkness Walk