Community service

Eckford and Savino named to SEC community service team

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama. – Ole Miss senior athletics Jayda Eckford and Ben Savino have been named to the SEC’s Community Service Team, the conference announced Thursday.

Eckford has been involved in many efforts throughout the year to represent Rebellious Women on the Community Service Team, including: being a key contributor to all community service efforts provided by Ole Miss Athletics; help raise awareness about sexual violence at the annual Take Back the Night event; help collect and donate more than 5,000 non-perishable food items for children in Tunica and Quitman counties through the Feed the ‘Sip initiative; serve alongside other athletes and department staff in the Adopt-a-Basket initiative, which annually donates Thanksgiving baskets to families in need throughout the Lafayette-Oxford-University community; reading alongside other Ole Miss student-athletes at Reading with the Rebels, which travels to the LOU Community Elementary School; participate in the drive for the university’s annual book and bear drive, which is held to honor facility workers on campus; assist in the coordination and execution of The Great 38, which is an annual road race in Oxford; help coordinate and assist with children’s activities at the YMCA Kids Fitness Camp; help distribute candy and organize games at Ole Miss Athletics’ annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event; help collect personal hygiene products that have been donated to campus violence and prevention offices; and participate in the recreational activities of the Leap Frog after-school children’s program.

Savino, likewise, led the rebel men in several efforts, including: helping collect and donate more than 5,000 non-perishable food items for children in Tunica and Quitman counties through the Feed the ‘Sip initiative; serve alongside other athletes and department staff in the Adopt-a-Basket initiative, which annually donates Thanksgiving baskets to families in need throughout the Lafayette-Oxford-University community; reading alongside other Ole Miss student-athletes at Reading with the Rebels, which travels to the LOU Community Elementary School; assist in the coordination and execution of The Great 38, which is an annual road race in Oxford; help coordinate and assist with children’s activities at the YMCA Kids Fitness Camp; help distribute candy and organize games at Ole Miss Athletics’ annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event; and help collect personal hygiene products that were donated to campus violence and prevention offices.

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