Lycoming College athletes give back to Williamsport community during spring cleanup

Lycoming College athletes give back to Williamsport community during spring cleanup

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More than 100 volunteer students from the Lycoming College football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball teams participated in an annual tradition, the Favors Forward Spring Cleanup, on Saturday morning, April 21.

The volunteers helped dozens of residents for several hours, raking, power washing, mulching and landscaping at several properties in and around the Williamsport area, as well as at the Lycoming College Field Station on Loyalsock Creek.

Steve Wiser, assistant football coach, helped organize the event along with Jeff LeCrone, director of Spiritual Life and Community Service. Athletic Director Mike Clark and Vice President for Student Life Dan Miller also joined the students. The College supported the event by providing tools, gloves and other equipment to students.

Spring Clean Up Day is sponsored by the Favors Forward Foundation annually. The organization pairs groups of college volunteers with senior citizens, handicapped individuals and other local residents who need help. Wiser is a member of the non-profit’s board of trustees.