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.”
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