Athletics in the Community

Student Athletes Help Rise Against Hunger
Student Athletes Help Rise Against Hunger

November 23, 2018

On Saturday, various members of the student-athlete community joined forces with nearly 500 other volunteers at Rise Against Hunger in the Jared L. Cohon University Center’s Wiegand Gym to help end global hunger by 2030. In just two hours, the group packaged approximately 200,000 dehydrated meals for distribution around the world thank to partners, Kraft Heinz Foundation and Rise Against Hunger.

Men's Soccer Impacts Local School by Teaching Soccer and Importance of Education
Men's Soccer Impacts Local School by Teaching Soccer and Importance of Education

June 08, 2018

This past spring, the Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team had the pleasure of partnering with Justin Forzano and Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community to launch yet another successful community service project. Throughout the semester the team worked closely with Arsenal Middle School, one of the many local public schools in the area, helping run their youth soccer team’s practices once or twice a week, over the course of roughly six weeks. Six or seven of the varsity players not only helped run the practices but also participated and challenged the Arsenal students with some solid competition.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Special Olympics in Yearly Partnership
Carnegie Mellon Hosts Special Olympics in Yearly Partnership

April 19, 2018

In what has become a spring tradition for Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Athletics, the Western Spring Sectional competition of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania took place on campus for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 14. Nearly 500 athletes competed in basketball, swimming and track and field, with hopes of qualifying for the state competition.

Plaidvocates Raise Awareness Through It’s on Us! Campaign
Plaidvocates Raise Awareness Through It’s on Us! Campaign

April 16, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, the Plaidvocates hosted a BBQ in the center of Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to help raise awareness of sexual assault and relationship violence. The event was timed in conjunction with Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Week.

Athletes Serve Community during Spring 1000plus
Athletes Serve Community during Spring 1000plus

April 12, 2018

Members of the football, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in Carnegie Mellon University’s 1000plus Day of Service on Saturday, April 7, helping to beautify the Pittsburgh community as the spring season rolls in.

SAAC Holds Annual Field Day for Community
SAAC Holds Annual Field Day for Community

April 10, 2018

On Sunday, April 8 more than 70 children from the Pittsburgh community came to Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to participate in the eighth annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.

Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Fourth Year
Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Fourth Year

December 01, 2017

In what has become a tradition for Carnegie Mellon University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the group has once again made a statement by investing in their own experience, as the leadership committee reached 100 percent giving to the University for the fourth straight year. Each of the Council’s 47 members made a gift to support the athletics department.

Another Roaring Success for SAAC Field Day
Another Roaring Success for SAAC Field Day

April 06, 2017

On Sunday, April 2 more than 90 children from the Pittsburgh community came to Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to participate in the seventh annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.

Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Third Year
Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Third Year

November 10, 2016

In what has become a tradition for Carnegie Mellon University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the group has once again made a statement by investing in their own experience, as the leadership committee reached 100 percent giving to the University for the third straight year. Each of the Council’s 47 members made a gift to support the athletics department.

Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children’s Hospital
Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children’s Hospital

November 09, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University football team captain Samer Abdelmoty has some dates he’d like you to keep — 365 of them to be exact.

Tartans Participate in Annual “Hour of Power” Fundraiser
Tartans Participate in Annual “Hour of Power” Fundraiser

November 09, 2016

On Tuesday, November 8, the Carnegie Mellon University men's and women's swimming and diving team joined thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad in the 11th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams.

Men's Golf Volunteers with The First Tee of Pittsburgh
Men's Golf Volunteers with The First Tee of Pittsburgh

October 04, 2016

On Sunday September 24, the Carnegie Mellon men's golf team volunteered with The First Tee of Pittsburgh, an organization dedicated to integrating life skills and golf skills for children, with an emphasis on providing affordable golfing opportunities. As a volunteer coach for The First Tee program, Tartans senior Alexander Pomerantz acted as the liaison to help the team get involved.

Despite Cold Weather, Field Day Fun For All
Despite Cold Weather, Field Day Fun For All

April 14, 2016

In what has become a much-anticipated tradition at Carnegie Mellon University, on Sunday, April 3 over 50 children from the Pittsburgh community came to campus to participate in the sixth annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.

CMU Campus Community To Host Special Olympics
CMU Campus Community To Host Special Olympics

April 08, 2016

Working with Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) for the past eight years has been a life-changing experience for CMU Police Lieutenant Joe Meyers. And now, he’s helping to share that experience with hundreds of others in the university community.

Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Second Year
Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Second Year

October 23, 2015

For the second straight year, the Carnegie Mellon University Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) made a statement by investing in their own experience, as the leadership committee reached 100 percent giving to the University. Each of the Council’s 44 members made a gift to support the athletics department.