Passport-sponsored Hilltoppers with Heart community-service program sets record for volunteerism

WKU Hilltoppers with Heart logo
WKU Hilltoppers with Heart logo

The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers with Heart program, sponsored by Passport Health Plan, set a new benchmark in the number of community-service hours that its participating student-athletes contributed during the 2015-16 school year – and they are looking to increase that for the upcoming school year.

Hilltoppers with Heart is designed to give WKU student-athletes, coaches, and staff the opportunity to make an impact in the community by volunteering their time and talent with numerous organizations. After contributing over 2,000 hours of service in 2014-15, Hilltoppers with Heart went above and beyond that by eclipsing the 3,000-hour mark in 2015-16. Since its inception in 2011, the community-outreach initiative has now contributed over 9,000 hours of community service.

“A primary goal of WKU Athletics is to have a positive impact in our community by making a meaningful contribution in every way possible,” Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said in a news release. “There is no greater endeavor than giving your time to benefit others. We are all fortunate to be a part of a great south central Kentucky community, and I commend our athletes, coaches and administration for their dedication to helping our region.”

For more information about Hilltoppers with Heart, please click here.

 

WKU Hilltoppers With Heart student-athletes stays busy through winter and kicks off 2016 with a bang

Hilltoppers With HeartHilltoppers With Heart, the Western Kentucky University student-athlete community-service group sponsored by Passport Health Plan, has been busy in recent months.

Most of the students’ activities have been focused on the South-Central Kentucky area, but the WKU football team actually got to expand their service area to South Florida ahead of the Miami Beach Bowl in December! Prior to competing against the University of South Florida, the football team achieved 600 volunteering hours with Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida. The Hilltoppers teamed up with USF to help create over 4,000 meals for the South Florida community.

Many other student-athletes from WKU – including the volleyball team, the women’s basketball team, the softball team, and more – took part in a variety of additional activities. To see a wrap-up of their recent experiences, please click here.

Hilltoppers with Heart was founded in 2011 and is designed to give WKU student-athletes, coaches and staff the unique opportunity to make an impact in the community by volunteering time and talent with numerous organizations. For more information, please click here.

 

WKU ‘Hilltoppers With Heart’ Program Partners with Passport for Community Service Program

CaptureWestern Kentucky University’s “Hilltoppers With Heart” program is designed to give student-athletes, coaches, and staff the opportunity to make an impact around South-Central Kentucky by volunteering their time and talent in the community. During the 2013-14 academic year, “Hilltoppers With Heart” devoted more 1,000 hours of community service to make a positive influence on the Greater Bowling Green area. For 2014-15, “Hilltoppers With Heart” teamed up with Passport Health Plan to grow the program and help make an impact on an even larger scale – and they have already topped their goal of 1,500 hours of community service!

To check out some of the great ways in which these young people are reaching out, go online to wkusports.com/sports/hilltoppersheart.