Junior Wide Receiver, Henry Holmes (Cleveland, OH) from the Woodberry Forest School, VA was recently recognized at the Maine State House. Henry’s work with the Department of Defense has helped propel the Christmas Across Maine program which supports Maine Veterans in need during the holiday season. The Family assistance Center has provided holiday cheer to families weathering the seasons of military life.
2014 was the most successful year since the program inception, supporting 114 families and 467 individuals from all branches of the military from Kittery to Fort Kent. Thank you to so many Colby Football Alumni who helped raise over $6,000 this year for a great cause. Special thanks to Justin Smith ’07 and Paul Gallagher ’14 who have worked closely with Henry to get this up and running
Colby Swim & Dive team completes the Hour of Power in honor of Ted Mullin who died of sarcoma cancer 9 years ago. Both of Ted’s siblings, Evan and Catherine went to Colby and swam for the team. Evan was captain his senior year. The event, a one hour long full sprint relay, is competed throughout the country to raise awareness and funds to fight sarcoma cancer. Sarcoma is a pediatric cancer and is the only major form of cancer where death rates have not decreased over the past decade. The Hour of Power is one of multiple community service / outreach programs the swim team is involved in as they strive for 1000 hours during the academic year.
Members of the Women’s Soccer Program held a food drive this past weekend to support the Purple Panther Pantry, a food bank at local schools created by Gabbie St. Peter and Alice Willette. Here is a link to related article on Gabbie and Alice.
Members of the Colby Men’s Ice Hockey Program participated in the Annual Johnson Day event. Johnson Day is one of the Colby Volunteer Center’s annual events. Volunteers show their appreciation to the Physical Plant Department staff by working alongside them to help beautify the campus. Activities include raking leaves and making scarecrows, painting, sprucing up entryways, and cleaning dorms.
Members of the Men’s Ice Hockey Program took part in the Freaky 5K run. The event aims to forget the sexy, stereotypical costumes that are targeted at girls and young women and instead bring back creative and scary costumes. Proceeds benefit a local non-profit’s programming for girls.
Held every October, the Freaky 5k Fun Run and Walk aims to forget the sexy, stereotypical costumes that are peddled at girls and young women and instead bring back creative and scary costumes for our children. The Freaky 5k and Kids’ Fun Run was held on Sunday, Oct 26th at Colby. All participants are encouraged to dress up in their most creative and scary costumes. All proceeds support a local non-profit’s programming for girls.
Members of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Programs participate in the 2014 Johnson Day on the beautiful Colby College campus. Johnson Day is one of the Colby Volunteer Center’s annual events. Volunteers show their appreciation to the Physical Plant Department staff by working alongside them to help beautify the campus. Activities include raking leaves and making scarecrows, painting, sprucing up entryways, and cleaning dorms.
The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams raised a combined $14,695 for the Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston, ME. The Challenge is a run, walk and cycle fundraising experience for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing.
Colby Men’s Basketball may be known nationally now for their wild bench player celebrations featured on ESPN, yet they are known locally for their contributions and services to Atwood Elementary School in Oakland, ME. The team recently in April participated in a community service event where the guys got to hang out with some Atwood Primary School children for a day. Nationally or locally, these guys are always full of energy!