Women’s lacrosse team volunteers at The Salvation Army

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For the second consecutive year, the members of the Lake Erie College women’s lacrosse team took time out of their finals week in December to volunteer at the local branch of The Salvation Army.

Thanks to the help of the team and other local volunteers, The Salvation Army was able to L-R: Students Anya Crawford, Kaci Asper, Jackie Ho & Alex Butlerprovide Christmas gifts to 960 children in Lake County, 281 bicycles to members of the community, and food to about 437 families, assisting a total of 2,062 people.

“We’re grateful to the women’s lacrosse team for the valuable time they donated during their finals week to sort and pack toys at Christmas time for some of this county’s
neediest children,” said Major Robert Bender, Commanding Corps Officer of The Salvation Army. “We’re also grateful for their generous spirit and their desire to make a difference.”

The women’s lacrosse team’s efforts at The Salvation Army are simply the latest edition of the team’s longstanding commitment to community service.

“Giving back to and being contributing members of our community outside of Lake Erie College is part of our team’s culture and mission,” said Head Coach Mallory Ferrandiz. “It really provides perspective to our team about the opportunities they have received in all facets of their lives. I am beyond proud of this team, their enthusiasm and their desire to volunteer, even during their finals week. It is contagious and admirable.”  

For more information on the women’s lacrosse team at Lake Erie College, contact Coach Ferrandiz at mferrandiz@lec.edu.  

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