Dec. 13, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College's Student Athlete Advisory Council recently sent 40 student athletes to Dr. Roland Patterson School on Greenspring Avenue to participate in the "Believe In Our Schools" program. The student-athletes spent from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. painting and cleaning various areas of the school.
The program, which was initiated by Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley has been a huge success. Mayor O'Malley pointed to the success that the Believe in Our Schools campaign has had in improving the physical conditions in our public schools. Since the Baltimore city public schools budget cannot stretch far enough to do all that is needed in the schools, the "Believe in Our Schools" program helps to elevate the funding problem and create the best possible learning environment for students.
To date over 150 schools have benefited from this worthy project. Loyola SAAC president and Men's Cross Country student-athlete Pat McCadden was among the student-athletes who participated.
"It was good to see so many student-athletes participate in this event," says McCadden. "Student-athletes from various teams worked together for a worthy cause. I think Loyola can be proud that we are giving back to the community."