Villanova, Pa. - This past Saturday, 19 members of the Villanova women’s rowing team volunteered at the Girl Scouts ‘Tough Cookie’ Adventure Race at Camp Laughing Waters in Gilberstville, Pennsylvania. Their duties included helping with check-ins, giving directions to the kids during the course of the two-hour race, supervising the various stations and helping with post-race activities. Three of the student-athletes involved had great things to say about the event.
Sophomore Caroline Murphy stated, “Volunteering is always a great reminder of the difference a helping hand can make. It means so much to be able to help out an organization like the Girl Scouts, especially when the event involves so much teamwork, girl power and fitness. Being able to volunteer with the Girl Scouts gives our team a sense of unity, pride and a purpose bigger than ourselves that we will carry with us through the fall season.”
Junior rower Elizabeth Haggerty had this to say, “Volunteering gives our team a chance to come together off the water and see more of the communities around Villanova. Working with the Girl Scouts was great because they are another organization dedicated to empowering young women and girls.”
Lastly, a new freshmen recruit, Amanda Miller said, “the volunteering was a really fun experience to get off of campus and help a really great organization. It was a good bonding activity for the team because it gave us a chance to work together while helping others. It also gave us a chance to bond outside of the boathouse and practice, which is good for team dynamic. Overall, it was a really rewarding experience to give back to the community.”