July 11, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University student-athletes logged more than 2,000 hours of community service over the course of the 2013-14 academic year, or roughly the amount of time it would take a person to walk from Boca Raton to Seattle ... and back.
"I am proud of our student-athletes and coaches for their dedication and selflessness in giving what little free time they have back to the Boca Raton and South Florida communities," said Marlon Dechausay, director of FAU's student-athlete center for academic excellence and associate athletic director.
While balancing their academic and athletic obligations, FAU student-athletes were able to give back to several local schools and organizations that provide education and assistants to the members of the community.
In each hour that student-athletes have dedicated for the year, the Owls lent assistance to programs such as Boca Raton Little League, Upward Basketball Camp, Boca Helping Hands, Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity, and dozens of other organizations around South Florida.