HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics and Recreation and QU 301 hosted the Bobcat Flea Market on Thursday, April 12, 2012 outside of the Athletics and Recreation Center on Mount Carmel Avenue, as part of a Service Learning initiative to benefit children of South Africa. The event produced a grand total of $2,642.19, which will go directly to several predetermined projects planned by members of the committee.
“The Bobcat Flea Market is a great example of how members of our local Quinnipiac community have the ability to make changes in the global community,” said Project Director Peter Gallay. “The proceeds from this event will make a monumental difference in the lives of the people of Varkplass (outside of Cape Town, South Africa). A special thanks to Jack McDonald and the entire Quinnipiac University Athletic Department for helping us make such a positive impact.”
The merchandise for the event was generously donated by administrators, coaches and staff representatives of Quinnipiac Athletics. The tables were full of t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, jerseys, shoes, hats, sunglasses and much more. The market also included old Braves attire as well.
"It is always a huge thrill when our students and student-athletes combine their efforts for the community and the impoverished children of the world,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald. “I could not be prouder of the Quinnipiac University student involvement and everything they do for surrounding local, national and world-wide communities.”
Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.
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