St. Mary's Seahawks Lending a Hand to the Community

St. Mary's Seahawks Lending a Hand to the Community

St. Mary’s City, Md. – As we prepare to join our family and friends near and far for the Thanksgiving holiday, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Department of Athletics and Recreation wanted to a take moment to highlight the many community service events performed by our Seahawk student-athletes throughout the fall semester.

The St. Mary’s field hockey team raised $1,300 for the Southern Maryland Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) through the sale of t-shirts which featured SMAWL’s logo on the back. The Seahawks also participated in the SMAWL Rescue Run: 5K Race and Trail Fun Walk on Saturday, October 25th, in which all the proceeds went to SMAWL.

During the fall, Seahawk women’s lacrosse players volunteered at a series of lacrosse clinics held by the St. Mary’s Girls Lacrosse League. The clinics were designed to introduce the sport to local youth and teach new skills to returning players.

Michael McCurdy, who directed the fall skills clinics, expressed, “I would like to thank St. Mary's College Coach Lisa Valentine for supplying her players to help run this clinic. These players are role models and wonderful young ladies that wanted to give back to the sport. Without them, we wouldn’t have had the 1-on-1 and small group instruction with lots of smiles and fun for learning how to play this game of lacrosse.”

Following their matchup with Frostburg State University, the St. Mary’s volleyball team sponsored a free clinic on Saturday, October 25th. The Seahawks worked with about 40 kids of varying ages, teaching them the skills and fundamentals of the sport. The clinic attendees were then treated to pizza with the team after the clinic.

About SMAWL: The St. Mary's Animal Welfare League is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals. Our animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and receive medical treatment before being placed in carefully selected homes. We strive to educate the community in areas of humane education and responsible pet ownership, as well as helping to control the pet overpopulation in our area by promoting the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.

About SMGLL: In an effort to meet the continued public demand for exposure to the sport, the St. Mary’s Girls’ Lacrosse League (SMGLL) was formed in 2003 by a grass roots group of individuals that shared the passion of women’s lacrosse. SMGLL is an independent league whose focus is to provide an opportunity for girls to be exposed to this awesome sport.

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