Citizenship and dedication to serving one’s community contribute to personal growth, which is one reason Raider Athletics are helping others. Central Lakes College encourages its students and staff to give back to the community.
Civic engagement for Raider athletes means such organized team activities as:
- Habitat for Humanity home building and Restore assistance
- Soup Kitchen food preparation, serving, and clean-up
- Dock installation and removal at Confidence Learning Center
- After-school sports clinics for elementary pupils
- Demonstrations of drills and skills for junior high athletes
- School-day reading time at elementary schools
- Cheer for the Cure cancer awareness fund-raising
- Officiating Brainerd High School home volleyball matches.
- Hosting National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic
- Assisting at Girl Scouts Leadership Development Camp
- Coaching youth baseball teams
- Furnishing WNBA star Lindsay Whalen as basketball clinic speaker
- Summer leagues in youth basketball, volleyball
- Assisting Brainerd Parks and Rec with girls’ softball try-outs