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GU football team gets active with two community service activities in April

GU football team gets active with two community service activities in April

WASHINGTON - Members of the Gallaudet University football team came together and turned their attention away from spring practice and towards giving back to the community this past month in two community service activities. The football program participated in improving the Gallaudet garden as well as participating in Relay for Life.

The GU football team kept up with its program tradition of pitching-in and lending their hands to the Gallaudet garden. The team started helping four years ago when they helped to build the original garden. Every spring the team goes back to assist in giving the garden a jumpstart for the upcoming season.

On April 4, 43 members of the football team worked for four hours to get the garden ready for planting this spring. The Bison put in hard work and dedication to improve the garden, that benefits the campus community. The team also helped to restructure the current garden bed to give it a new polished look.

The Bison football team participated in the annual Relay for Life event held on campus on April 25. The Bison had 45 players and coaches of the team participate in the event, where they dedicated over seven hours of their time to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Each year, more than four million people come together across 20 countries to participate in Relay for Life.

The football program was able to raise just over $1,000 for Relay for Life. This is the Bison's second year participating in Relay for Life. Last year, the program raised $1,410. For more information about Relay for Life can be found at