In its 11th year at SUNY Oswego, the project is part of an annual statewide community-service project by Student-Athlete Advisory Council chapters at some SUNY Athletic Conference colleges. SAAC's mission is to generate a student-athlete voice among Oswego's intercollegiate teams and to enhance school spirit within athletics.
"The community is so supportive of our 24 teams of student-athletes, so we look at this as a wonderful way to say thank you, meet local residents and provide a very useful service to seniors," said Diane Dillon, Oswego's SAAC adviser and women's ice hockey coach.
Student-athletes will receive a list of yards that need raking and fan out to provide this service starting at 1 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Senior citizens can register to have their yards raked by contacting Dillon at 312-2880 or [email protected] The project is limited to the first 50 yards registered and offered to seniors living in the city of Oswego. Homeowners must provide their own leaf or garbage bags.
SUNY Oswego's SAAC chapter welcomes donations of rakes, tarpaulins, gloves or refreshments to help with this sizable volunteer effort.