Volleyball Participates in Habitat For Humanity Community Service Project
Feb. 6, 2006
The University of Northern Colorado women's volleyball team took some time off from conditioning to help out around the community on Saturday, Feb. 4.
The squad traveled to Metro Denver and spent the day working on a Habitat for Humanity House. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that is dedicated to eliminating poverty and homelessness. Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers to build the houses. The team worked throughout the day on a duplex that will house two different families.
Habitat for Humanity requires the future homeowners to log 400-plus hours on their house and other Habitat Houses. One of the future homeowners was there working with the volleyball team.
"It was neat to work with the homeowners and see how much they appreciated our work," said head coach Lyndsey Benson, who spent her day volunteering on the house.
Volleyball happens other than just on the court, it is a way of life.
"It is good for the girls to give back to the community," Benson added. "These girls have been blessed with healthy bodies and the ability to play as athletes. This is a good way for them to give back to the community using their physical abilities."
Sophomore middle blocker/right side hitter Lenay Goble enjoyed the experience.
"Not only was it a learning experience helping to build a house, but we got to meet some amazing people and help those in need," Goble said. "It felt good to help a family be one step closer to having their own home."