Wolves on the prowl

Tue, 01/31/2012

Wolves on the prowl

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Before the Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis teams kick off another season of competition, they began giving back to the community they represent.
On October 5, the Wolfpack displayed their ‘Pack pride for the 12th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service. The day began with prayer and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the St. Charles Room, located in the Danna Student Center. Projects began at 9 a.m. and concluded at 1 p.m., with an after-party in the Residential Quad.
Wolves on the Prowl, planned and led by Loyola’s Alumni Association and Student Government Association, pairs volunteers from the Loyola community with programs throughout the country that need help. Last year, more than 550 people participated, including alumni from 17 cities across the nation.
“I am proud of the tennis teams for contributing their time and effort that day,” said head coach Zubin Engineer. “It was a great day of service and I am glad that our teams were a part of such a great experience.”
This year, volunteers will be worked primarily in Loyola’s own backyard. Projects included:
• The New Freret—Volunteers worked along the Freret Street corridor weeding, collecting garbage and removing graffiti.
• Green Charter School—Volunteers worked in the school and in the Edible School Yard.
• Common Ground Nursery Project
• The Good Shepherd School—Volunteers coordinated a field day for students of the Good Shepherd School.
• Second Harvest Food Bank—Volunteers assisted in receiving, sorting and packaging food.

“Wolves on the Prowl is a great community event that students, faculty, staff and alumni should all participate in,” said Loyola SGA President Michael Morin. “It is a unique experience that the Jesuit universities across the nation participate in and is a way for Loyola to give back to the New Orleans area that provides us with such an amazing college experience.”
Alumni across the country will also took part in volunteer activities on Nov. 5, as well as other dates. On Oct 29, alumni in the Boston area prepared and distributed canned goods and food packages to the needy. In Washington, D.C., volunteers assisted in preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for the area’s homeless on Nov. 19. In Los Angeles, they helped with a blood drive, and in Atlanta and Baton Rouge, they restored gardens in those cities. Other chapter cities participating in days of service include Lafayette, La., Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami (Nov. 30), New York, Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 19), St. Louis, and Tampa.
For more information on Wolves on the Prowl, contact Allison Waldron at awaldron@loyno.edu or 504-861-5789.

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