Dickinson Men's Lacrosse Athletes Aid Appalachian Trail

With more than 30,000 hours of community service completed each year by Dickinson students, giving back to the community is clearly part of the campus culture. The men's lacrosse team, led by Coach Dave Webster '88, has been especially engaged in service to the Carlisle community and beyond, and their most recent team effort was highlighted on the Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club (CVATC) web site (see link below).

For the sixth year in a row, the Dickinson men's lacrosse team devoted the day to a 17-mile stretch of the nearby Appalachian Trail.

"It is heavy manual labor," Webster says. "Forty strong and focused guys can accomplish a lot in a short period of time. It has been great fun and something our players look forward to each fall."

The CVATC news feature includes several photos from the day, details about their efforts and quotes from several of the players.

This is far from the only day of service to which these scholar-athletes devote their time. Earlier this fall, the team held a 24-hour volleyball-a-thon and raised $5,800 for the Cumberland County Red Cross. The players are mentors in a local elementary school and participate in weeklong service trips, which have included building houses with Habitat for Humanity in Franklin, W.Va., working on a Native American reservation in Albuquerque, N.M., and assisting with Hurricane Katrina relief in New Orleans.


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