ALLIANCE, Ohio –The Mount Union football team teamed up with the Alliance Kiwanis Club and the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at the University of Mount Union for the Annual Kiwanis One Day of Service in honor of Global Youth Service Day this past Saturday.
The Purple Raiders, defending Ohio Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III National Champions, aided in clean-up throught the City of Alliance Parks.
"The Alliance community provides such great support to our team and we wanted to take advantage of an opportunity to give something back," commented head coach Vince Kehres. Throughout the past year, the football team has done service projects that have included Raider Buddies mentor program, Walk-A-Mile-In-Her-Shoes, Relay for Life, Be The Match bone marrow drive and the 2nd and 7 Foundation reading program.
Celebrated each spring in the community, the Kiwanis One Day of Service brings together children, college students and community members to complete projects throughout the parks in preparation for the summer season.
"This event has grown in recent years and is a great way for volunteers of all ages to give back," said Abby Honaker Schroeder, Director of the Regula Center.
This year, the Regula Center partnered with Mount Union organizations including the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity and many others as a way to increase participation.
Kiwanis Club members, the Key Club at Alliance High School and Builders Club at Alliance Middle School will participate in the event as well.