During the 2013-14 academic and sports year, various Ocelot teams have participated in a number of community service projects benefitting local and national charities.
In November, 35 athletes and coaches of the fall athletic teams including men’s and women’s soccer teams, volleyball, and cross country packed 21,850 pounds of potatoes for Forgotten Harvest in only three hours. Winter athletic teams will be volunteering later this semester at the conclusion of their sports competitions.
In December, the men’s and women’s basketball teams sponsored Spirit Night for Ocelot fans and raised $1,420 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit through the sale of t-shirts and admission fees to the fun-filled event. January featured the annual Women’s Basketball College Association Pink Zone event to raise funds for the Play4Kay Foundation in its fight to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention. The men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted Kirtland Community College for this game and raised $1,150. Taking a slightly different approach to selling t-shirts and collecting admission to raise money, the Hunger Games hosted by the men’s and women’s basketball teams collected more than 250 canned good items as admission to their game against area rival Oakland Community College in February. The items collected were used to stock the newly created Schoolcraft College Food Pantry at the Radcliff Center in Garden City.