KITTS HUMMOCK, Del. – The Wesley College women's lacrosse team continued their community service initiative by taking part in the 30th anniversary of the Coastal Cleanup on Sat., Sept. 16. The Wolverines were on hand to help rid Kitts Hummock Beach of trash and debris.
"I think community service is important because it puts us out there as a positive influence and it shows that we're not only a lacrosse team and that we are actually helping people," said junior Brianna Bacon.
This is the second year the women's lacrosse team has participated in the cleanup, both times under the direction of head coach Jillian Lontz.
"I have been involved with the Coastal Cleanup since I've been coaching in Delaware," said Lontz. "It's a great opportunity for our kids to serve the community and see the little treasures their surrounding area provides."
The Coastal Cleanup is sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Recourses 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 miles coastline.
Community service is one of the core values of the women's lacrosse program and they will be continuing their efforts Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 with a canned food drive on campus followed by working at the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford on Nov. 4.
Senior Francesca Benitez thinks it's simple, "It's self-explanatory. We are part of the community and service before self. We want to help others before we help ourselves."
To keep up with the woman's lacrosse team and their community service,e follow them on Instagram @gowesley_wlax.