Nearly 200 UTEP student-athletes will play a role in the third annual UTEP Project MOVE (Miner Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences) on Saturday (March 3). The purpose of the day is to provide students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the university with an opportunity to give back to the El Paso community as a volunteer.
Teams comprised of UTEP student-athletes will be working with organizations such as La Posada Home, Rescue Mission of El Paso, Keep El Paso Beautiful in the Keystone Heritage area, The First Tee of Greater El Paso, El Paso Zoo and the Chamizal Project. Each team will be at their projects from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with the exception of football starting at 11:30 a.m.
During Project MOVE 2011, more than 1200 volunteers performed more than 3,250 hours of service throughout the Borderland. Many of those volunteers shared positive stories about their participation. While some established new friendships, most learned about the community’s needs and the positive impact they can make when they serve others. Many 2011 volunteers continue to serve community partners today.