Thousands of passionate Penn State fans support their teams throughout the year, and on Tuesday in honor of “Giving Tuesday” those teams headed out into the community to say thank you.
On Tuesday afternoon 14 Penn State Men’s volleyball players offered some time and muscle to a Performing Arts Center in State College.
This week, “Fuse Productions” in State College had a leftover set for the play “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, they needed to get rid of.
It was a big project that was expected to take the arts center four days to complete, until the Penn State Men’s Volleyball team came in.
“We helped recycle some of their old sets here down at the recycling plant near Nittany Mall,” Calvin Minde, Penn State Men’s Volleyball player said. “We’re out here just trying to give back on Giving Tuesday.”
Mark Pavlik, Head Coach for Penn State Men’s Volleyball says, Giving Tuesday is a great way for his players to practice giving back and to thank the community for all the support they give.
“We’re one team and I think that goes for the university, town and gown,” Mark Pavlik, Head Coach for Penn State Men’s Volleyball, said. “Any place that needs help it’s a great opportunity for our guys to give a little bit back to the people that come out to watch them play and support them.”
Calvin says it’s a great feeling knowing you made a difference…
“Us student athletes we really want to try and facilitate our relationship with the community, we feed off them, we want them to help feed off us.”
Giving Tuesday is also a way you can help student athletes get scholarships.
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