FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department once again participated on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving back to the Flagstaff community. NAU student-athletes, coaches and administrators spread out around the community participating in activities and a march. NAU was able to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of MLK Day being recognized on the Flagstaff campus.
NAU student-athletes were involved in various community service projects, including making soul food, cleaning up the streets and graffiti, making Valentine’s Day cards, installing fire alarms, and sorting donations. It has been a tradition for the athletics department to include this day as one of its major community service initiatives.
“It’s good to be able to come out here and support Martin Luther King Jr. Day,” said sophomore wide receiver Elijah Marks. “We came out here today and cooked for the people in the community and it was fun. It’s important to the athletics department that we’re out here in the community providing help wherever needed.”
NAU student-athletes are able to make a difference, live out their dreams as Division I athletes, and make a positive impact on the community.