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SEM class, Student United Way chapter assist nonprofit initiatives

Members of the “Facilities and Venue Management” course, offered by the Department of Sport and Event Management, and Student United Way chapter volunteered this semester with several United Way of Alamance County events.

Ben Kalra ’18 (left) and Jake Noyes ’18 were among the Elon University students who volunteered at the United Way of Alamance County’s basketball tournament. Photos courtesy of Cara McFadden

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden’s “Facilities and Venue Management” course, in conjunction with members of the Student United Way chapter at Elon University, volunteered during the spring semester with several United Way of Alamance County events.

Working closely with Elon alumna Lauren Berk ’15, a marketing and events coordinator for United Way of Alamance County, the students volunteered at the Municipal Madness Basketball Tournament, featuring area law enforcement members and county officials, and Taste of Alamance, a daylong event celebrating the food and drinks of Alamance County to raise funds for the local community.

Among those on hand to assist with the Municipal Madness Basketball Tournament were (from left) Steff Milovic ’19, Kat Black ’17, Sam Eisenstadt ’19, Jordan Burk ’19, Jamison Gomsak ’19, Blake Lefkoff ’16, Anna-Stewart Faircloth ’18 and Assistant Professor Cara McFadden.

​During the events, Elon students served in a variety of roles, ranging from officiating basketball games to tearing down equipment and cleaning staging areas.

Members of the “Facilities and Venue Management” course and Student United Way chapter assisted with the cleanup and teardown of Taste of Alamance 2016. 

​“The experience was created to have students gain experience outside of Elon’s campus in the local community and to gauge the important role volunteers have in sporting events and partnered events in a community,” said McFadden.

Tommy Kopetskie,
5/6/2016 8:50 AM