Tiffin University Athletic Department gives back to Seneca County community
Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University’s Athletic Department has been busy giving back to the Seneca County community this fall semester. Led by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), numerous TU teams have participated in various events and projects in the area, according to a press release from the university.
One of the biggest events was the Washington Elementary Walk on October 7, which involved Washington K-1 Elementary School administration, staff, teachers and hundreds of students, as well as Tiffin University staff and athletes and community members.
SAAC also held a mock voting day for elementary school students on November 8, with over 217 fourth and fifth graders from Calvert Catholic Schools, Hopewell-Loudon and Mohawk Local School Districts participating in the event at the Heminger Center. The students voted on various topics and the results were announced at the Tiffin University-Findlay football game on November 12.
Other events this fall included Downtown Trunk or Treat, an annual leaf raking and bagging event to assist local seniors, and weekly reading at elementary schools. TU’s individual athletic programs also made a difference in the community.
The football and cheer teams held their annual Victory Day on August 13, a event for cognitively and physically impaired children to play football or cheer. The esports team worked with students and families at the Tiffin Elementary Spirit Night, and the men’s soccer team participated in Team Impact Child, adopting a local child with a serious illness.
The women’s soccer team joined SAAC to help rake leaves, and the men’s and women’s basketball, softball, and men’s and women’s golf teams all made donations and participated in Operation Christmas Child at Grace Community Church.
The volleyball team participated in the Grow Kindness program and hosted an ovarian cancer awareness game, and the men’s and women’s tennis teams participated in the nativity set and gave tours at St. Francis in early December.
The Club & Rec team helped with the Tiffin Elementary PTO Distribution Fundraiser.
“It really is amazing what our coaches and student-athletes do on a day-to-day basis,” said Vice President for Athletics, Lonny Allen. “The amount of work it takes to be successful in the classroom and in the playing arena is monumental. When you take all of those things into account, we are so proud of our student-athletes and staff for what they give back to the community.”