Sport Club Food Drive

By Jason Lee on Nov. 22, 2019

Olympic Weightlifting club members

The Sport Clubs at VCU Rec Sports gave back to their community recently by donating over 200 pounds of canned goods. The food drive was spearheaded by Sport Club Graduate Assistant Logan Madill, whose goal was to “address the opportunities and challenges that confront the city, the nation, and the world to better prepare the citizens of tomorrow.”

Over 1,500 students participate in the 36 different Sport Clubs at VCU. Madill hoped that, with this many participants, the department could make a big difference for those in need. The Olympic Weightlifting Club donated 92 cans of food, the most out of every club. Olympic Weightlifting Club Treasurer and Fitness Graduate Assistant Jacob Fields was thrilled about the opportunity, stating “We were looking for a way to make an immediate impact on campus. Luckily, we came across this opportunity to meet our goal and participate in some friendly competition at the same time. By doing something as simple as donating canned food, we were able to help out our fellow students and that is something we feel great about.”

The canned goods were donated to Feed More, an organization dedicated to helping families in Central Virginia. Feed More has multiple food pantries, soup kitchens, group homes, and other community sites throughout the region.

Madill plans to continue coordinating civic engagement opportunities for the clubs in the future. “I think it’s a great learning experience for anyone who participates.” Madill hopes his club members will continue to gain insights about themselves and the community by engaging in these opportunities.