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Tartan Football Players Lend Hand in Community

Tartan Football Players Lend Hand in Community

Members of the Carnegie Mellon University football program spent time at the Hosanna House on Saturday, March 29, as part of the campus-wide community service day 1000Plus.  The Hosanna House is a multi-purpose community center serving over 35,000 people a year and is located in Wilkinsburg, Pa.

Throughout the day, the 35 members of the team spent their time preparing for the spring opening. Most of their time was spent landscaping by cutting down brush and clearing the facility. Besides the football team, there were roughly a total of 150 Carnegie Mellon volunteers on Saturday.   

“It was extremely gratifying to see the level of commitment that our players made to the 1000Plus Community Service Day this past weekend,” said head coach Rich Lackner.  “The folks at the Hosanna House were so appreciative of our efforts – It was a GREAT day for all!”

The student-athletes’ service was part of a larger Carnegie Mellon initiative called 1000plus, which brings together students, faculty, staff and alumni to volunteer at multiple sites throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.

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