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NCCU Tops NCAA Division I in Community Service

NCCU Tops NCAA Division I in Community Service

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina Central University student-athletes completed 11,715 hours of community service with 25 different service organizations in 2018-19 to rank No. 1 in the Helper Helper Division I Top-25 list, according to the Helper Helper volunteer management platform’s annual report released on Tuesday. Nine NCCU teams rank in the top-5 among Division I programs by sport, including men’s track & field/cross country, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis and women’s basketball placing second. Other NCCU teams finishing in the top-5 are baseball, men’s tennis and men’s basketball in third, and football and women’s track & field/cross country in fifth. “I am extremely proud of the commitment to ‘Truth and Service’ of our student-athletes,” said NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree. “It demonstrates the importance to not only stress academics and athletics, but also the priority of developing citizens and leaders as we continue to represent NCCU in our local community.” The Helper Helper volunteer management platform tracks community service hours through the Helper Helper mobile app and online portal, provides a team-by-team breakdown, and rewards top performers of the more than 200 NCAA participating institutions. During the 2018-19 campaign, NCAA student-athletes completed 474,282 hours of community service across the country. For more information about Helper Helper, visit www.HelperHelper.com.

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
by Assistant Director, Ruby S Messick
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