Florida Tech Women’s Lacrosse Team Makes An Impact With Habitat For Humanity

By  //  January 21, 2017

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In a short respite from the daily grind of practice, on Saturday, Jan. 14, the Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team instead put its efforts into helping Habitat for Humanity build homes for local families in need. (FIT Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – In a short respite from the daily grind of practice, on Saturday, Jan. 14, the Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team instead put its efforts into helping Habitat for Humanity build homes for local families in need.

Participating in a Women’s Build, Habitat’s program that empowers women by teaching them how to work on and build a home, the Panthers spent four hours of their time working to improve Cedarwood Drive in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood in Melbourne.

The team split into two groups during the day: one that applied tresses to the roof of a home and the other performed landscaping work, including clearing debris, weeds, vines and pepper trees from the backyards of two homes.

The experience was beneficial to not only the residents of Cedarwood Drive but also the players on the team.

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“We all learned a lot of useful skills while working with Habitat for Humanity,” said assistant coach Taylor Marshall.

“It gave us a chance to work together a lot, communicate and problem solve all the while having a lot of fun together and meet some cool people.”

The Panthers kick off the season on Friday, Feb. 10, at home against Molloy. Opening draw is set for 7 p.m. ET at Florida Tech Panther Stadium.


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