FAYETTEVILLE – Several members of the University of Arkansas athletic community took time Monday participating in activities to remember Martin Luther King.
Members of the women’s basketball team joined the Razorback men’s team and the volleyball team Monday morning working with area youth on campus.
The Razorback student-athletes coaches, officiated and played basketball and volleyball. The athletic events followed a morning activity for the kids.
The University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas community joined for a week of events surrounding the holiday. The theme surrounding the events is "Service to many…leads to greatness."
Monday’s events included two MLK Dream Keeper community service programs: a Youth Prayer Breakfast and Youth Activities sponsored by the NWA MLK Planning Committee, University of Arkansas Intramural Sports and Intercollegiate Athletics.
Members of the campus and Northwest Arkansas community joined together at 11:15 a.m. at the Walton Arts Center parking lot to celebrate Dr. King. The awards ceremony is followed by an MLK Day march from Dickson Street to the Arkansas Union.
Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long serves as one of the kick off speakers for the march.