Media Alert: BGSU MLK Service Challenge

Even though it’s a University holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday (Jan. 17) will be a day “on” for many Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff. For the third year in a row, campus organizations will partner with community agencies to provide help during the MLK Day of Service Challenge.

Volunteers will arrive at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union at 9 a.m. for check-in and breakfast. Teams will leave at 10:30 a.m. to travel to various project sites around the area and are expected to return to BGSU by 5 p.m.

Media are invited to following projects listed below:

All About Kids
522 Ordway Ave., Bowling Green
Teams will repair, replace tires and training wheels on kids’ tricycles and bikes, shovel the playground and do artwork on walls
Student Project Manager: Courtney Diener – 419-571-4556

Wood County Park District
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
Teams will build and repair picnic tables
Student Project Manager: Jonathan Shepherd – 419-308-9469

MLK Kitchen for the Poor
650 Vance St., Toledo
Teams will serve meals
Student Project Manager: Rachel Willingham – 440-669-4913

Catholic Club
1601 Jefferson Ave., Toledo
 Teams will remove a drop ceiling and convert a racquetball court into a cafeteria
Student Project Manager: Shayna Noonen – 740-507-9096

For more information, or for questions about the MLK Day of Service Challenge, contact Mari Knuth-Bouracee, assistant director of co-curricular programs and community partnerships, at 817-247-5825, or Dave Kielmeyer, Office of Marketing and Communications, at 419-308-4596.

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(Posted January 14, 2011 )