MCC-Maple Woods student athletes give back to the Northland community

In addition to serving as representatives of MCC-Maple Woods, performing as stand-out athletes and making education a priority, student athletes also make time to give back to their community.

Maple Woods athletics teams participate in on or more community service initiatives through the season, and each one puts in a team effort during MCC’s MLK Day of Service each January.

Projects range from packing food at Harvesters, decorating the Mattie Rhodes Center for Christmas, organizing thrift store inventory and bell ringing campaigns.

The men’s soccer team recently worked with the Harvester’s food pantry, sorting produce that will eventually be packaged and made available for families in need.

The women’s soccer team also spent a weekend sorting food items at Harvesters – the holiday season is the busiest time of the year. In addition to their work at Harvester’s, the team will be decorating the Mattie Rhodes Center for Christmas.

The softball team partnered with Farmer’s Insurance to participate in holiday bell ringing locations. They will also be working at the Hillcrest Thrift Store in January.