BATON ROUGE -- Thirty-two members of the LSU Swimming and Diving team participated in the second annual Geaux Big Baton Rouge Event, a community-wide day of service, to bring LSU into the community through a project that impacts families and non-profits throughout the metro area.
There were over 1,700 student volunteers from various organizations. LSU Women’s Basketball Coach Nikki Caldwell and President Chancellor Dr. F. King Alexander addressed the crowd to start off the morning.
“We really enjoy giving back to the people of Baton Rouge,” said Colin Finnegan, a member of the 2014 SEC Service Team. “All of us are so grateful for what the community does for our team. We are thankful for everyone in the community who has a direct impact on our pool.”
The squad started off at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Baton Rouge. They were split into three groups to clean the gym, classroom and sanctuary. The church then took the team on tour of the newly remodeled sanctuary.
After finishing their duties at First Presbyterian, the team split into two groups to do landscaping work at University Terrace Elementary School and residential areas near campus.
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