Multiple WKU Athletic teams continue to be active in the Bowling Green community and beyond as a part of Hilltoppers With Heart, WKU Athletics' official community service program. Here are some of the highlights of the great things going with WKU Athletics in the community:
Soccer and Softball
WKU Soccer hosted the inaugural Friends of Jaclyn/WKU Soccer 7v7 Tournament on Saturday, raising nearly $2,400.00 for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. The tournament served as a charity event benefitting the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Local referees volunteered their time to officiate the games while the founder of the FoJ Foundation, Denis Murphy, was also onsite to interact with fans and promote the event. In total, the event raised $2395.00 to support the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
Complete details are available here.
Baseball and Softball
As part of the United Way of Southern Kentucky's "Feed the Need" Food Drive, WKU collected food to benefit food banks in Warren County at all baseball and softball home games from March 1 through April 13. The benefiting food banks in Warren County included Community Action, International Center and the Salavation Army. The efforts amountto nearly 30 days of collections at WKU events.
On April 10, Brandon Harris spoke with students from Park City Elementary. The school's population consist of 80% free and reduced lunch. WKU-Glasgow recently partnered with Park City Elementary on a 21st Century College Readiness grant. As part of this grant, 90 students to WKU on April 10th for a tour of the campus and had the chance to meet with Harris. A complete photo gallery is available here.
Players and coaches from the WKU Football program visited the Bowling Green Boys and Girls Club on April 9 and visited the Glasgow Boys and Girls Club on April 16. A complete photo gallery from the Bowling Green visit is available here and the Glasgow visit can be found here.