Golden Eagles Take Part in Hunger Clean-Up

April 19, 2010

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MILWAUKEE - Members of the Marquette University men's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball teams spent time Saturday participating in Hunger Clean-Up, one of the nation's largest one-day service projects.

Over 2,100 members of the Marquette community participated in this year's event at approximately 40 sites throughout the Milwaukee area.

The men's soccer team volunteered at the Greenfield Beautification Committee and the Mount Carmel Nursing Home, while the men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams volunteered at the Davis Boys and Girls Club.

Twenty years after its founding at Marquette in 1990, Hunger Clean-Up is widely recognized as one of the most successful events of its kind in the nation, having raised more than $300,000 for more than 80 local agencies. All of the funds raised by this one-day event stay in Milwaukee.

In addition to volunteering on the day of the event, students raise approximately $20,000 through a variety of events and fundraisers to support the work of community agencies in greater Milwaukee. This year's recipients are The Cathedral Center, Inc., St. Benedict's Community Meal Program and St. Francis of Assisi Church, which were selected by a student committee.

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