COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS
Men’s Basketball Team Volunteers for BCC’s First Book Initiative
Pictured Here (left to right): Burlington County College’s (BCC) men’s basketball players Tabu Gaither, of Browns Mills; Andress Mims, of Willingboro; Terrance Wilson, of Burlington Township; Jalon Wilson, of Willingboro; Louis Baltazar, of New York; Yeltsen Etienne, of Miami; and Coach Keith Crump (third from left) volunteered to help sort 40,000 books, which will go to local community organizations serving children in need as part of BCC’s First Book Initiative.
The Barons took time out from their spring break on Monday, March 17 to participate in this historic effort. BCC is the first college in the nation to partner with First Book and incorporate the childhood literacy initiative into its English and service-learning curriculum. The project spanned both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.
The effort is supported by the college, Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders as part of the county’s Workforce Development Initiative, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey as part of its education initiative called “Making New Jersey More Competitive” and First Book, a national nonprofit social enterprise that distributes free and low-cost books to children in need.
Softball Team Helps Promote the Annual Heart Walk
The Women's softball team took on BCC faculty and staff in a softball game to help promote the Heart Walk. Many of our athletes raised money toward the cause and our men and women's basketball team even volunteered to help at the Heart Walk to help fight heart disease and stroke. This is a great cause that the Athletics Department enjoys being involved in every year.
Baseball Players Raised Funds to Help Fight Cancer
Burlington County College’s baseball team recently rallied to help fight against cancer on Sunday, April 18 when their game day attire included pink jerseys.
In addition to wearing pink for the game, the team will also “passed the hat” to collect over $100 in donations to support BCC’s student Relay for Life team.