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#FlamesGiveBack November and Early December 2018 Recap

December 6, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty student-athletes partook in the Flames READ initiative at Sandusky Elementary School.

Liberty student-athletes partook in the Flames READ initiative at Sandusky Elementary School.

As the fall semester begins to wind down, Liberty Flames student-athletes continue to be involved in community outreach.

During the month of November and continuing into early December, student-athletes participated in different activities in the Lynchburg area. The Liberty volleyball team played bingo with residents at Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities. Lady Flames student-athletes from the field hockey, lacrosse and softball teams partook in the Flames READ initiative at Sandusky Elementary School (Nov. 13 and 27).

Liberty Flames student-athletes also participated in the Share the Warmth Clothing Drive during the month of November, as well as this past Saturday (Dec. 1) at the final home Liberty football game. The Liberty softball, lacrosse, women's tennis and volleyball teams partook in the event.

Also last Saturday, the Liberty volleyball, women's basketball, track & field and softball programs served a holiday breakfast to children and their parents at Leesville Road Elementary School. The kids had the opportunity to see Santa Claus and participate in face painting.

Finally, student-athletes gathered at the Schilling Center gym for the Volleyball-A-Thon on Tuesday evening (Dec. 4). The 33-team event raised $2,000 to be used for future Liberty Academic Affairs for Athletics community service initiatives.

Liberty University student-athletes have embraced the concept of "pay it forward" by demonstrating love, caring for and serving the local community. Using the NCAA athletic platform, Flames and Lady Flames student-athletes impact the lives of individuals of all ages in both public and private sectors.

Liberty student-athletes continue to serve the Lynchburg community and surrounding area under the initiative of #PayItForward and #FlamesGiveBack on social media during the 2018-19 school year. During the 2017-18 academic year, Liberty's 545 Division I student-athletes provided over 14,250 hours of service through 125 community service events.