For the second-straight year, the Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic department took an active role in the Commerce Big Event and the Special Olympics on Saturday, April 4th.
Members of the A&M-Commerce Track and Field/Cross Country teams were involved in the clean up of the Norris Community area in Commerce. At the Commerce City Library, football players were involved in the moving of file cabinets in the basement of the building. Football players were also involved in helping with the Community Garden behind the local United Methodist Church. The men's basketball team was involved in the clean up of litter around Gee Lake and West Hall as well as the playground in the married housing on the campus of A&M-Commerce.
The goals of the day include an improved community environment, improved cooperation between the City and University, the promotion of volunteerism and social responsibility, recognition of Commerce as progressive and cohesive. At the same time, more members of the A&M-Commerce football team, student athletic trainers, the volleyball and women's basketball team were involved with Special Olympics at Memorial Stadium. The team members assisted and recognized the participants throughout the afternoon.