DOVER, Del. – The Wesley Women's Lacrosse team kicked off their 2016 community service campaign on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup.
"It's important for us to be involved," said Head Coach Jillian Lontz, "We are lucky to be located in a community that has beautiful scenery to utilize for various training and if we are going to use Kitts Hummock we are going to also take care of it."
The cleanup is sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The day includes coverage of rivers, ocean shorelines, wetlands, and watershed areas that consist of 47 sites that span over a 97-mile coastline.
"We've had a hard time getting people out here," said site captain Drexel Siok, "having the [Wesley] Women's Lacrosse team, who is a good portion of the people out here, is a huge help to the community."
The Coastal Cleanup is part of a much larger picture. Working in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean Up, it is the world's largest annual removal of debris from coastlines and lakes by volunteers.
"We are supposed to make an impact on our community," said Junior Maddison Cypher, "the people of Kitts Hummock are allowing us to use their home so it's important that we help take care of it."
Wesley Women's Lacrosse will continue their community outreach efforts the week of September 19 where they will be holding a Food Drive in the Wesley Campus College Center. Staff, Students, Faculty, and members of the Community are encouraged to come drop off canned goods that will be donated to the Foodbank of Delaware. The team will take the donation up on Saturday, September 24 where they will also volunteer their time to the Food Bank of Delaware's Milford location.