Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Help Support the Free Throw Marathon and Blue Demon Community Service

On Thursday, DePaul Athletics will host its annual Free Throw Marathon from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Free Throw Marathon raises gifts to fund DePaul's community service efforts. Annually our student-athletes preform thousands of hours of community outreach.

One of the biggest and most recognizable outreach efforts is hosting area students for home contests. Annually, we have hosted students from disadvantaged schools for a home women's basketball game, giving them a taste of college life. We don't just provide students with free tickets, all students receive transportation, a tickets and a DePaul t-shirts. The games are often the first time students are exposed to a college campus.
The youth day game is just one of the many community service projects in which our student-athletes participate. With your help, we can increase those efforts and provide greater outreach on behalf of DePaul.

In addition to the young people that these efforts touch, the value is also in developing the leadership skills of our student-athletes in the spirit of St. Vincent dePaul. Any donor making a gift of $100 or more receives membership in the Champions Club!

Click this link to support the 2009 Free Throw Marathon!