Wolfpack Athletes Participate in M.A.G.I.C Summer Program
Aug. 2, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – A number of NC State’s incoming freshmen and transfer student-athletes are participating in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes’ M.A.G.I.C (Maximizing Academic Growth in College) program during the second summer class session.
Each student-athlete has a unique opportunity to volunteer in the community this summer, including being a role model for children and meeting with the elderly in the downtown Raleigh area.
In early July, 35 Wolfpack athletes along with their peer instructors went to the Town of Apex to put together pampering packages with the Support Military Spouses Organization -Supportmilitaryspouses.org.
Jessica Baity, a rising junior on the women’s soccer team and a M.A.G.I.C peer instructor, had a meaningful experience with the military spouses. "It was such a blessing to work with Support Military Spouses. Seeing all the new student-athletes of different sports come together to pack more than 1600 ‘Coffee Break with Christ’ packages was inspiring and really showed the strength of our pack!”
Volleyball’s Eve Davis echoed similar thoughts about her experience.
“It was a great start to representing NC State as a student-athlete in the community. Sometimes we take freedom for granted so it was nice to help the families who fight every day for our freedom."
In mid-July, the M.A.G.I.C students went to Litchford Falls Healthcare in Raleigh to interact with the residents and encourage them to be active by playing games. It was an opportunity for each student-athlete to give back to their community and put a few smiles on the residents’ faces.
In the coming weeks, the student-athletes will visit a YMCA and Raleigh Boys & Girls Club.