August 27, 2013

Polar Bear Football Opens Preseason With Community Service Projects

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College football team kicked off its preseason with an afternoon of community service projects in Brunswick on Monday, August 26.

With upperclassmen back for team meetings on Monday morning, the team broke into four groups for an afternoon of community volunteer work at the Tedford Shelter, the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program, People Plus, and Curtis Memorial Library.

The work varied from weeding and landscaping to indoor cleaning and reorganization. All of it was greatly appreciated by the often-shorthanded organizations.

"As a non-profit, we often struggle to complete the projects that aren't critical to our day-to-day survival," said Stacy Frizzle, the Executive Director of People Plus. "That is why this sort of help is so greatly appreciated. Through the work of the football team, our Center is spic-and-span and the yard is cleaned. We are thrilled for the continued partnership and support of Bowdoin, from IT to class instruction to community service projects like this."

"Being a good teammate starts with being a productive member of the community," said head football coach Dave Caputi. "I couldn't think of a better way for our athletes to open the school year."

The Polar Bear football team will get underway with on-field practices beginning Wednesday. The team will open its 2013 campaign on September 21 at home against Middlebury.