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Bobcat students to perform community service in Mobile area

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 5, 2007) -- A group of 42 Ohio University students and one faculty member are traveling to the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala., to watch the game and perform several community service projects. The Jan. 7 game, which will be shown nationally on ESPN, will match the Bobcats versus the University of Southern Mississippi at 8 p.m. EST. It will be the Bobcats' first bowl appearance since 1968.

The community service projects will take place on Saturday and Sunday and are part of the Ohio University MBA student initiative "Showcase Ohio: Putting Knowledge to Work." The initiative will allow students to put their classroom knowledge to work during community service projects. Here are the community service events planned:

Saturday Event

Community service ? Ohio University football players

Sunday Events

Community service - AFROTC students  
  • 11 AFROTC members will volunteer at Recycle Fibers  
  • Prepare bins that will be distributed to neighborhoods
  • Contact Charmaine Watson at 251-604-3719
Community service - Students  
  • Bay Area Women Coalition (www.bawc.us) and Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobile  
  • Students will paint house for elderly man  
  • Contact Leevones G. Dubose at 251-457-6867 or leevones@bellsouth.net
L'Arche Mobile (www.larchemobile.org)
  • Meet with residents and help them prepare for upcoming First Flight Marathon by stringing     medals, painting and housekeeping
  • Contact Marty O'Malley at 251-438-2094 or larchmobdev@hotmail.com
Community service - Ohio University Marching 110 Band
  • 50 band members will play music for Springhill Medical Center residents on Sunday morning
  • Contact Julie Kraft at 251-479-1432 or julieelizabethkraft@yahoo.com

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Media Contact: Media Specialist George Mauzy, 740-597-1794 or mauzy@ohio.edu

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  • GMAC Bowl (following this link will take you outside Ohio University's Web site)
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