MIAMI (April 6, 2012) -- The FIU volleyball team has been active in the community this spring, as the Panthers recently took part in the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Collegiate Challenge.
Eleven members of the volleyball squad participated in the event along with Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development, Liz Augustin. The Panthers assisted with dry wall, landscaping and blocking for cabinets, as FIU Athletics continues to hold a strong presence in the Miami community.
Collegiate Challenge, now in its second decade, is a year-round alternative break program that offers groups of five or more participants, 16 years of age and older, the opportunity to visit one of the 200 Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the United States. Groups work in partnership with the local affiliate, the local community and partner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the area.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, visit www.miamihabitat.org.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami is a Christian ministry that transforms lives and communities by providing low-income families with affordable homeownership opportunities. We build and renovate decent homes, which families purchase at cost and with a 0% interest loan. We engage people of conscience within our community by providing volunteer and financial support opportunities to accomplish the building of homes and communities in partnership with low-income families.
About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports, and is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference and an affiliate member of Conference USA (men's soccer). Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU's campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls nearly 48,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
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