FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women's tennis team recently took time to volunteer at "IMPACT For Kids" at the local Fort Myers location. The Eagles spent the day moving two tons of mulch onto the playground taking over three hours to complete.
“This is the beginning of my fourth season at FGCU and I am so proud of how these teams have served the community with over 1,000 hours in my time here,” said head coach Jennifer Gabou. “They are true ambassadors of what FGCU Athletics stands for.”
IMPACT is a private, not for profit organization, focused on the advancement of children ages birth to 5 who are considered at risk due to a variety of delays or conditions that could impair their early childhood development. It is their mission to prevent or reduce the severity of disabilities by providing child development programs, therapeutic intervention, and parent education and support.
The project is part of a once a month commitment to service in the community, a women's tennis tradition that is now four years strong.
"It reinforced the concept of teamwork and the possibilities of being able to achieve challenges through hard work,” commented freshman Zhoe Solaun (Gainesville, Fla./Bucholz HS).
In the coming months the women’s tennis team will be assisting in building a house through Habitat For Humanity, volunteering at The Children’s Hospital of SW Florida and will be serving at a local soup kitchen.