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Men at Work: Community service is a preseason tradition for men’s lacrosse team

January 24, 2012 – “Men at Work: Community service is a preseason tradition for men’s lacrosse team”  by Christine Baksi

In January 2012, a whopping 57 players and coaches from the Dickinson College men’s lacrosse team suited up to help provide second chances!  Dickinson places a major emphasis on instilling the value of community service into its students….and, boy, did they ever serve!  From sorting lumber to clearing warehouse space to pitching in on home deconstruction, this crew spent four and a half solid days making a huge and lasting impact on Second Chance.

Although they worked in frigid temperatures, slept in unfinished office space, and had to shuttle to the local YMCA to shower, each worker displayed a contagiously positive attitude. Their service trips are in tended to be a team-building experience, and teamwork was evident in everything they did.  We’re glad they came to Baltimore and got in the game so smoothly and eagerly!

All these energetic man hours couldn’t have come at a better time, either.  At the end of their extended service trip, Executive Director Mark Foster exclaimed, “I don’t know how we would have been ready for the move without them!”