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A Look Inside the Numbers of NAU's MLK Day of Service

A Look Inside the Numbers of NAU's MLK Day of Service

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Monday, the NAU Athletics Department made a difference in the community in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The day included a campus-wide march as well as the department's student-athletes and staff participating in a variety of community service activities throughout the Flagstaff community.

At the MLK Jr. Celebration following the march in the DuBois Center on campus, student-athletes Justus Walker, Alexis Clay and Corbin Jountti as well as track & field jumps coach Jade Ellis spoke on behalf of the athletics department.

Here's a look at the numbers and details of NAU's efforts on Monday:

300+ student-athletes and staff were involved

900+ hours of combined service by student-athletes and staff

4,000 hours of community service completed by student-athletes this academic year to date

MLK Jr. March – Men's and Women's Basketball, all freshman student-athletes

Arboretum – Volleyball: Cleared out leaves, weeds and cut branches after a presentation about forest health

Sunnyside & Southside – Football, Men's Track & Field, Soccer: Removed weeds, trash and general landscape clean up; swept sidewalks along Route 66; graffiti removal

Family Food Center – Swimming & Diving: Prepped food for the rest of the week; packed sack lunches and helped out with the kids program

Food Center Warehouse – Golf, Swimming & Diving: Sorted through donations and packed food in backpacks for weekend backpack/food program

Rio – Women's Track & Field: Picked up trash and cleaned up area along road by the Humane Society; removed invasive plant species

Build a Bag – Men's and Women's Tennis: Created reusable shopping bags for the community


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