May 12, 2010
It’s amazing what good can be accomplished when you get dedicated volunteers and community-oriented organizations together for a constructive purpose. On Saturday, February 27th, select student-athletes joined teams with the United Way to lend a hand to help “Live United.” Although no one is currently employed as an interior designer, landscape specialist, or carpenter; their hard work exuded passion and an interest to better the current conditions.
Volunteering in the early morning for the United Way’s Extreme Agency Make-over project, members from the football team and track and field team gave Capital City Youth Services (CCYS) a new look and feel; freshly painted walls, a couch, a couple of chairs, pictures and more.
“The concept for Extreme Makeover: Agency Edition was conceived from the hit show Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and we are ecstatic to continue this local tradition of uplifting the Big Bend community. We are excited to directly impact the lives of individuals, families, and children who receive services from our agencies by putting our hands where our heart is,” stated Estella Gray, FYLO Chair.
Before the makeover began, many of the athletes had the opportunity to meet and talk with the youth at Capital City Youth Services (CCYS); making the makeover that much more meaningful.
“I think it’s important to give back to the community and the people who support us. Having the opportunity to talk with the kids beforehand made me feel a lot better about the make-over we were about to do,” said Chad Colley, Football.
After painting, assembling furniture, hanging pictures, and rearranging from here to there, the lobby of CCYS looked fantastic! All those involved with the makeover received a huge `thank you and job well done’.
Special thanks to all the athletes that helped out.