Posted by: allisonbarnes | January 28, 2011

UNC Golf Helps the Build a Block Mission

The UNC Women’s Golf team started off the spring semester by spending  Saturday morning building for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. UNC student-athletes are apart of the UNC Build a Block Champions, a group that has committed to dedicate their time and effort into helping the Build a Block mission.

Build a Block is a campus wide initiative that hopes to build  10 homes for 10 families in 10 months by and for the UNC community. The student-led initiative was created in the fall by the UNC Habitat club when news that a record number of University and UNC Hospital employees had applied for Habitat housing. Today five houses have been built, while another five have been started and are expected to be finished by May.

The UNC Women’s Golf team has been involved in numerous Outreach projects from helping out with the Durham Jaycees Haunted House to Carolina Dreams.  Saturday was the first time the team has participated in Habitat for Humanity.

“The golf team has always wanted to do habitat because it is a great way to be a part of the community and to work together. It is a great cause and a fun, active way for us to greatly help out other people,” said senior Margaret Pentrack.

Dates in which student-athletes can participate in Habitat for Humanity usually interfere with golf’s schedule. The spring season will begin February 27 at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship in New Orleans.

“Building a house was certainly very different than working hard at our practice facility or in the weight room. It was great to see everyone be proud of their accomplishments on the day,” said Pentrack. “On the golf course we don’t necessarily see our accomplishments immediately like we were able to on Saturday.”

To learn more about UNC Build a Block, click HERE.

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