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    Queen’s student-athletes give back to the community

    Varsity Leadership Council members visit hospital with donations
    Varsity Leadership Council members visit the Kingston Health Sciences Centre with a large donation of sports balls. (Supplied photo)

    Queen's Athletics and Recreation sports teams and clubs were busy giving back to the Kingston community ahead of the holidays.

    The Varsity Leadership Council topped their goal for collecting food donations for Martha's Table. (Supplied Photo)

    After Queen's Athletics and Recreation received 150 sports balls through its partnership with the annual Athletic Locker sale, members of the Varsity Leadership Council and varsity teams and clubs helped distribute the new equipment to organizations such as Pathways to Education and the Boys Girls Club of Kingston, as well as the pediatric unit of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

    The VLC also topped their fundraising goals in collecting food donations for Martha's Table, a Kingston charity that provides low-cost nutritious meals to those in need.

    The VLC and Queen's varsity programs worked together to coordinate a campaign and a total of 60 holiday baskets were donated to Martha's Table.

    Gaels athletes also started their own clothing drive for the Kingston Youth Shelter and collected over 20 bags of clothing for donation.