The Lynchburg College athletic family has a rich tradition of giving back to the community and lending a helping hand.
Men's Lacrosse at the Virginia 10-Miler
As they do every year, the team came out to support the 4,000 plus runners who completed the Virginia 10 Miler this past Saturday morning. They were extra loud for Coach Curran '13, Coach Lombardo '12 and Eric Lombardo '15 who ran this year!
LC Women's Basketball at the Virginia 10-Miler
On Saturday, September 26, our Hornets volunteered their time to serve the runners in the Virginia 10 Miler race held here in Lynchburg, VA. Waking up before the sun, our girls were at the headquarters setting up the hospitality tent for the day. That means, cutting up an endless supply of bagels and watermelons, organizing treys of various foods, setting up and breaking down tables, and much much more so that the participants in the 10 Miler could replenish their bodies after an exhausting and hill-filled race. The girls, of course, made it their own with plenty of juggling, laughing, and dancing as they served their community. It was a powerful morning to get to serve these incredibly hard working men, women, and children as they take on a nationally renowned running course!
Girls on the Run, September 24
On Thursday, September 24, the Lynchburg College Athletic Department hosted Girls on the Run at halftime of the Hornet women's soccer game against Meredith.
Girls on the Run is the first of an entirely new type of recreation program that combines physical training for a non-competitive 3.1 mile running event with warm-ups, team-building activities, discussions and workouts age-appropriate to 3rd-8th grade girls. It is a physical activity-based positive youth development program – or PA-PYD – designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. These competencies are most often referred to as life skills. Some skills include how to get along in a group, how to assert oneself in a healthy manner, how to stop a gossip chain and how to combat the negative and unattainable images young girls see in the media. A PA-PYD program has the content, structure, training, and motivating elements that promote healthy lifestyles and prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors.
LC Women's Basketball at the Salvation Army, Fall 2015
Bright and early on Tuesday, September 15, your Hornets celebrated being a month away from season by heading back over to the Salvation Army. Bringing lots of eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes to cook and feed to whoever needed a nice warm breakfast. Volunteering at the Salvation Army is our favorite way to start our mornings, as the girls enjoy getting to cook for and chat with those in the community.
Hornet Volleyball at Peakland Pre-School
The Hornet Volleyball Team volunteered its time on August 16, 2015 volunteering at Peakland Preschool!! We had a wonderful time helping at the playground! Thanks for having us and we look forward to coming back soon!
LC Women's Basketball at the Salvation Army, Spring 2015
Bright and early the morning of April 30, 2015, your Hornets woke up ready to serve the community! Spending a few hours of their time they cooked a wonderful meal of pancakes, grits, sausage, biscuits & gravy, etc. and served that breakfast alongside the Salvation Army! They were able to develop relationships and serve deep in the heart of the Lynchburg community. What a great way to start the day!
Lynchburg Men's Lacrosse with Habitat for Humanity
The Hornets spent a Sunday afternoon on March 30 helping Habitat for Humanity with their Blitz Build in Lynchburg.
Lynchburg College Tennis Gives Back in Hope 2 Program
The Lynchburg College tennis program spent some time with the Hope 2 after school program Tuesdaym, Feb. 10 as a way to engage with the younger Lynchburg community. Right after school is let out, a group of around 30 children from ages 4-17 travel to the Hope 2 after school program.
LC Women's Lacrosse with the Salvation Army
Members of the LC women's lacrosse team volunteered on November 18 to ring the bell for the Salvation Army.
Hornet Softball Volunteers at Lynchburg Grows
On Sunday, October 26, 2014, the members of the Lynchburg College women's softball team volunteered their time to assist Lynchburg Grows in helping to maintain their facility. Lynchburg Grows is a non-profit organization that helps those with disabilities enjoy the healthy benefits of gardening and having access to such spaces. They create nutrition and food system programming for elementary school children, implementing a vocational training program for disabled and low- income individuals, and organizing workshops for those looking to increase their gardening efforts.