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#FlamesGiveBack December 2017 Recap

January 3, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty student-athletes raised money at the Volleyball-A-Thon on Dec. 13.

Liberty student-athletes raised money at the Volleyball-A-Thon on Dec. 13.

Liberty Flames student-athletes closed out the year 2017 by serving the community prior to Christmas break.

On Dec. 13, student-athletes gathered at the Schilling Center gym for the Volleyball-A-Thon. The 32-team event raised $2,475. The money will be used to send Lynchburg City Schools students to summer camp.

"This event allows a community to be brought together to raise money for the works of the Lord. The money raised for the youth allows the fruit of the spirit to show," said Liberty women's soccer player Jordan Kestel. "The youth will feel loved, joy and much more. While a lot of people participated in donating for this event, people truly gave the best gift by allowing the youth to have a joyful and safe summer."

Also in the middle of the month, each Liberty Flames team volunteered for Salvation Army bell ringing at the Walmart on Wards Road in Lynchburg.

Finally, Liberty Athletics teams adopted five families for Christmas. Student-athletes raised money to purchase gifts for families whose children attend Robert S. Payne Elementary School in downtown Lynchburg.

Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, Liberty student-athletes serve the Lynchburg community and surrounding area under the initiative of #FlamesGiveBack. During the 2016-17 school year, Liberty student-athletes logged more than 13,000 hours of community service.

Follow Liberty's student-athlete community service efforts in 2018 by using the hashtags #FlamesGiveBack and #PayitForward on social media.