FGCU Men’s Soccer Lends a Hand at Habitat for Humanity
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | by Patrick Pierson (@Pierson_SID)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Last Saturday, members of the FGCU men’s soccer team volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties.

“This was a great opportunity for our guys to give back to the community in a uniquely hands-on way,” said head coach Bob Butehorn. “It was a great bonding experience for our team and I know that the guys had a good time framing the house. I am happy to have been a part of the effort and I speak for the entire team when I say that we hope to work with Habitat for Humanity even more in the future.”

As part of their efforts, the team framed a home; assembling exterior walls, cutting wall studs, laying out window and door openings, nailing on sheathing, and raising and bracing walls. Once complete, the newly built house will be dedicated to a family in need.

Members of the FGCU men’s soccer team hope to attend the dedication ceremony upon completion.

Coming off their third straight A-Sun regular season crown and back-to-back A-Sun Tournament championships, the Eagles’ 2013 schedule will be announced in the upcoming month. The 2013 campaign will be the seventh season in the program’s history, as FGCU has posted three straight years of double-digit wins.