Landen Fields (Announcer): JCCC Athletics have a lot of on field success. However not all success comes on the field. The JCCC teams also like to participate in community outreach. I was able to speak to a few of the athletes to see what they do off the field.
Rylie Barnum: We’ve done a couple [things] but last year I do remember we helped Habitat For Humanity. We went and built a house, like our whole team.
Luke Andrews: We went to a little sports event last year and helped a bunch of little kids play soccer, basically. Just helped [referee], helped coach them a little bit and we were basically their manager helping in and out.
Gracelyn LaForge: Well this year we did a clinic that was for free for anybody ages five to fourteen.
Announcer: When I asked what that experience was like helping out in the community, there was one phrase that came up time and again.
Rylie Barnum: It was really eye opening and great.
Luke Andrews: It was good. It was eye opening, obviously.
Gracelyn LaForge: It was very eye opening. We had to be very patient.
Landen VO: I also asked what they would say to students who were thinking about doing community outreach.
Rylie Barnum: It’s good, like, team bonding and everything and … it’s very eye opening to see, like, how many people actually need your help and what your help can do.
Luke Andrews: I would say go for it. Like, it’s both good for you and the children you’re helping.
Gracelyn LaForge: Definitely go at it … You can help anybody if you just put your mind to it.
Announcer: For the Campus Ledger, I’m Landen Fields.