ASA Involved in Pair of Volunteering Activities

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Association of Student-Athletes organization was active during the holiday season, leading the way in a pair of causes.

The group organized a Teddy Bear Toss for the men’s basketball home game against Evangel on December 7. Those in attendance received half-price admission if they brought a stuffed animal to the contest. Fans could also buy a stuffed animal for $1 and all toys were thrown onto the court at halftime. All stuffed animals were then collected and donated to Mahaska Health to be given to children.

“It was a great opportunity for Association of Student-Athletes to get more involved with the community,” ASA President Madison Lantz said. “We really enjoyed being able to give all the donations to Mahaska Health. We hope to do this every year and to make a positive impact on children during the holidays!”

ASA also led a campus-wide canned food drive from early November to early December, collecting a total of 436 items that were donated to the Ecumenical Cupboard. The brother-sister programs of men’s and women’s bowling and men’s and women’s track and field topped the participants with 252 collected items, while nine other programs, as well as community members, joined the drive.

“Our purpose in college athletics is to develop leaders and citizens who will make a positive impact on our society,” WPU Athletics Director Nik Rule said. “Our Association of Student-Athletes has shown a deep commitment to making the world a better place and we are proud of its efforts to give back.”

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