WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University men's and women's basketball programs joined forces and went out into the community on Sunday, Sept. 17, to do a trash clean-up day.
The teams broke up into different groups and went in different directions around the Gallaudet campus. The men's and women's student-athletes worked together to gather over 40 bags of trash in an hour's time. The teams combined to log nearly 40 volunteer hours.
"Our motivation was, if you don't like something, do something about it. We saw litter around our community and we didn't like it. So, we decided to team up and clean up our neighborhood," said Gallaudet men's basketball coach Kevin Kovacs. "We did this for an hour and came up with 43 trash bags. It was a lesson for all of us that we can make a change in any amount of time. Plus, it showed that a group effort can work faster and be more productive than one person."
GU Men's and Women's Basketball Volunteers
|Men's Team||Women's Team|
|Darius Cooper||Tiffany Anderson|
|Cody Crace||Lawjen Ashmore|
|Andy Cruz||Juliana Bahan|
|Shawn Daniels||Kelli Barnes|
|Jomar Figueroa||Brooke Bonheyo|
|Jamal Garner||Jarita Bustamante|
|Jawaun Jackson||Mikayla Dodane|
|Derek Keels||Brittany Dzugas-Smith|
|Preston Kelly||Michaela Evans|
|Michael Marshall||Courtney Hocog|
|Trace Martin||Kelsey Hudson|
|John Perry & Demarcus Perry (son)||Kori Koss|
|Devonte Ramsey||Wilhemina Robinson|
|Matt Sherman||Tawnecia Rush|
|Dylan Sicoli||Jakkisha Smith|
|Wilford Troup||Yara Vasquez-Aldama|