Club Sports #GETACTIVE on Campus and in the Community!
Our Club Sports take great pride in their many successes, They also take great pride in taking time out from their busy schedules to give back to the community. The club Sports programs adhere to the following four pillars: Education, Community Service, Fundraising, and Leadership. These four pillars are not separate entities, but rather a combination of moving parts working in sync to achieve the goals of improving oneself and the surrounding community.
A Club Sport goal is to provide opportunities to play a wide variety of sports at a competitive level throughout a student-athlete’s collegiate career. Club Sport athletes in turn, spread the word of their sport throughout the community by fundraising, student-run events, community service, and engagement with campus members.
Members of the Equestrian Club spent this past Easter weekend volunteering at Days End Farm Horse Rescue. They helped out with some spring cleaning – cleaning out the paddocks, learning more about horse anatomy and care, as well as taking care of the horses themselves.
Led by the club sports, recreation and athletics programs, UMBC partnered with The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program to bring holiday joy to Baltimore-area children. UMBC donated over $5,700 in food, toys and clothing for those families.
Our Equestrian team had a great time volunteering at Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Gentle Giants is an organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and relocating horses to their future homes. Our team volunteered their time and effort to helping water-proof horse blankets, cleaning out hay barns, and assisting general work around the farm.
Our Equestrian Team partnered with the Brain Injury Association of Maryland to help out with their 13th annual Scarecrow Classic, an event that focuses on supporting those who have been affected by brain trauma. They helped out throughout the event by cheering on the participants in the 1-mile walk / 5K run and handing out medals to participants.
Men’s and Women’s Rugby team participated in a “Day of Service” by cleaning up trash throughout Patapsco State Park.
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee partnered with University Health Services to promote the UMBC Wellness Festival on Erikson Field.
Ice Hockey partnered with the Brain Injury Association of Maryland to help out with their annual BIAMD Scarecrow Classic. They cheered on the participants in the 1-mile walk / 5K run and handed out medals to the winning participants.