Summertime at Texas A&M Athletics means off-season workouts, summer classes and a little relaxation before the start of a new season. But many student-athletes also take the time to give back to the community that gives so much to them during the year.
In what has become an annual harbinger of the upcoming school year, Texas A&M Baseball gathered for the ninth annual Paint-a-Thon. This year the project brought the Aggies to the home of Ms. Janet Gooden in College Station. The Maroon and White Nine rounded up a crew of 45, including all players and the entire coaching staff, to paint the exterior of the home and landscape the yard at Ms. Gooden’s residence.
The men's swimming and diving team spent the morning volunteering at the Twin City Mission in Bryan.
Members of the Aggie CHAMPS class took time to meet and play with local kids.
Members of Texas A&M Athletics' freshman CHAMPS class went to Bonham Park in Bryan to meet with and play with kids in a summer camp program.
Each year, the students of Texas A&M University participate in "The Big Event"--an opportunity for Aggies to say thanks to their hometown community of Bryan/College Station for its unwavering support through service projects. This year's event was held on March 29 and, as in every year where the opportunity presents itself, student-athletes were involved.
Blake McDonald was named to the SEC's Community Service Team for a long list of contributions to the people of Bryan/College Station.
A recap of A&M's first day at the SEC Tournament, including a visit to a local elementary school.
Jordan Jones was named to the SEC's Community Service Team for her contributions to the Aggies' mentor program with Bryan ISD for elementary school children.
Players from the Texas A&M Women's Basketball team were special guests at Challenger Basketball's final practice of the season.
The Texas A&M Athletics Department recently held another seminar for its student-athletes, "Dress for Success", which focused on teaching student-athletes the proper attire for the workplace.
The Aggie football team spent Friday morning at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Egleston campus as part of Chick-fil-A Bowl week.
Some of our 2013 graduates speak about their experiences as student-athletes at Texas A&M.
Santa visited football bowl practice to spread Christmas cheer to the Aggies and several underprivileged children of the Brazos Valley.
The Athletics Department held a special dessert in December inside the R.C. Slocum Nutrition Center to honor, thank and congratulate its 2013 graduates.
Sophomore outside hitter Angela Lowak has been named to the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team, the Southeastern Conference announced. The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
The women's basketball team visited Navarro Elementary School in Bryan to participate in "Reading Night".
No stranger to selfless service, sophomore tight end Caden Smith has traveled with MMDR (now LiveBeyond) to provide much-needed medical care for local Haitians.
In response to the catastrophic damage of the May 2013 Moore, Oklahoma tornado, people all around the nation decided to pitch in and help with relief efforts. Among those who helped was sophomore Courtney Walker.
Aggies CAN has grown into the largest student-athlete run food drive in the country.
The Athletics Department recently held another seminar for its student-athletes, "Etiquette", which focused on the principles of proper manners and formal table settings.
The Athletics Department recently held another seminar for its student-athletes, "Interviewing and Networking", which helps them get advice on how to seek out, prepare for and land jobs after college.
The Athletics Department held a seminar for its student-athletes, "Consequences for Your Actions", which helps educate incoming student-athletes on life in the spotlight.
The Texas A&M Baseball team gave back to the community Saturday morning by participating in its eighth annual Paint-a-Thon at the home of Ms. Eula Taylor in College Station. The Aggies rounded up 37 players and 15 support staff and coaches to replace two decks, paint the exterior of the home and landscape the yard.