Waynesburg University is one of only 27 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, which offer local, regional and international opportunities to volunteer. One the university's service initiatives brings students to the Roberto Clemente Sports City in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
/>Through this initiative, a total of 15 students travel to Puerto Rico with faculty members. Upon their arrival, the volunteers assist with infrastructure maintenance and landscaping, among other projects.
The Roberto Clemente Sports City was founded in 1974 in an effort to give young people athletic opportunities and life lessons.
"We are very excited for the opportunity," said Michele Kabay, director and assistant professor of athletic training at the university. "It will be a blessing for us to serve the Roberto Clemente family and people of Puerto Rico. While living, Roberto Clemente gave so much to others in his community and around Central America. His family has continued that, and now we have a chance to help them and others in the area."
Other students will be traveling to Puerto Rico as well to serve the Second Union Church in San Juan.
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