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Student-athletes assist Arlington Urban Ministries

UTA student-athletes assist Arlington Urban Ministries.

Nov. 21, 2013

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- UT Arlington student-athletes have continued to make strides in the local Arlington community. On Nov. 6, members of the various athletics teams took part in a community service project with Arlington Urban Ministries.

Arlington Urban Ministries (AUM) serves Arlington residents without regard to differences such as race, sex, ethnicity, age, religion and non-religion. AUM assists clients who are homeless, exited from shelters, elderly, disabled, unemployed and the working poor.

Beginning December 2010 in partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, AUM hosts a monthly Mobile Food Pantry that provides each family with 40 ppunds of free, fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy, bread, and meat, which the student-athletes from UT Arlington help distribute. Athletes help unload, sort and provide items to families.

"The people who volunteered were absolutely amazing," senior volleyball player Shelby Dickson said. "You can just see the love beaming from everyone and that they truly care about helping others."

UT Arlington Athletics is committed to serving members of the local community and their hope is their contributions will bring a sense of inspiration to everyone and help eliminate the stigma that athletes themselves are selfish and self-centered.


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