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Razorbacks volunteer at Fayetteville library

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks volunteer at Fayetteville library

The University of Arkansas football team utilized an off day from spring practice and time that was allocated for position meetings to volunteer at the Fayetteville Public Library. The Razorbacks spent part of Thursday afternoon cleaning, stacking books and meeting with children at the library. UA head coach Bobby Petrino initiated the community project after reading an article recently discussing city budget issues. “Coach Petrino thought this would be a good way to give back to the city of Fayetteville and have an impact on the community,” said UA assistant athletic director of student-athlete development Marvin Caston. “We are glad to have our guys out giving back and this is an outstanding way to do it. It is a reward to have them understand what they are doing and what it means for our university and athletic department. It is fun to see these guys grow up, take responsibility and go through the maturation process. We’re grateful to the mayor and the city for opening up and allowing our guys to come out.” The entire team had originally planned to clean up debris from the recent winter ice storm at Gordon Long Park. However, due to today’s rain the Razorbacks turned their attention to the library. “It feels fun and we’re all out here having a good time with it,” said tight end D.J. Williams. “You look back at the things we have all got through the accomplishments we’ve had, and it is good to give back. A lot of people come out and cheer for us on Saturdays and it is good that we come and help out the community in this way.”



Sports Category : Football