BARONS IN THE COMMUNITY
The Athletic Department at Rowan College at Burlington County believes that being an active part of the community is an important part of the education of our student-athletes. Our athletic programs have been seen in the Burlington County community working with such organizations as the American Heart Association Heart Walk, The Joint Base Holiday Cookie Drop, and various RCBC service programs, such as the Food and Toy Drive, and Pet Drive. The student-athletes also volunteer to assist with various camps and programs held through out the community.
RCBC Women's Soccer Team Participates in Operation Cookie Drop
Pemberton, NJ – Rowan College at Burlington County's (RCBC) women’s soccer team baked and collected more than 2,000 cookies for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s Operation Cookie Drop - a community service project that distributes cookies to dorm residents and troops mobilizing and demobilizing at the Joint Base during the holidays. The RCBC Culinary Department assisted the team's efforts by baking 500 sugar cookies to donate. The cookies were delivered to the McGuire AFB Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 8 for distribution.
Photo by: Kathleen DeLitta.
Pictured Left to Right: Valya Forrest, Kenzee Hudson, Jessica Petty)
Barons Soccer Begins Planning for the 2016 Operation Cookie Drop
Over the last three years, the Women's Soccer team has assisted JBMDL's Operation Cookie Drop by baking, collecting, and delivering thousands of cookies each year. This year will be no different. The Women's Soccer team has asked all Barons sports programs to join in the efforts this year. RCBC staff and students are also encouraged to join in the fun of preparing or buying cookies for our troops. The cookie drop off will be Wednesday, December 7 at the RCBC Athletics Department on the Pemberton campus or to the Office of Student Life on the Mt. Laurel Campus. All cookies should be dropped off prior to 4 PM. All cookies will be delivered to Operation Cookie Drop on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
Join the Athletics Department in spreading festive joy to our active military members and family. For questions, please reach out to Kathe DeLitta at (856) 242-5285.
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Barons Basketball in the Community
October 17, 2016
This past Sunday, the Barons Men's Basketball program teamed up with the organizers of the Fall Float Festival. In addition to canoeing and kayaking, other fun activities were availalbe throughout the day at the historic Smithville Park. Activities included s'mores, face painting, a magician, hayrides, and Smithville Mansion Tours. The team was onsite at the Mansion assisting with fun family games that included a Mini Basketball Tournament, Football Toss and Fee the Monkey. The players were also able to help community members with getting canoes and kayaks in and out of the Rancocas Creek.
Baron's Baseball Help Raise Funds for Overdose Prevention
September 24, 2016
On September 24, 2016, the Barons Baseball team helped raise funds for the The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation, TOPAC. Team members joined TOPAC in Cinnaminson, where the group hosted a car wash. Proceeds received will be used to help raise awareness of the Overdose Education Act.
Men’s Basketball Team Volunteers for BCC’s First Book Initiative
Pictured Here (left to right): Burlington County College’s (BCC) men’s basketball players Tabu Gaither, of Browns Mills; Andress Mims, of Willingboro; Terrance Wilson, of Burlington Township; Jalon Wilson, of Willingboro; Louis Baltazar, of New York; Yeltsen Etienne, of Miami; and Coach Keith Crump (third from left) volunteered to help sort 40,000 books, which will go to local community organizations serving children in need as part of BCC’s First Book Initiative.
The Barons took time out from their spring break on Monday, March 17 to participate in this historic effort. BCC is the first college in the nation to partner with First Book and incorporate the childhood literacy initiative into its English and service-learning curriculum. The project spanned both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.
The effort is supported by the college, Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders as part of the county’s Workforce Development Initiative, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey as part of its education initiative called “Making New Jersey More Competitive” and First Book, a national nonprofit social enterprise that distributes free and low-cost books to children in need.
Softball Team Helps Promote the Annual Heart Walk
The Women's softball team took on BCC faculty and staff in a softball game to help promote the Heart Walk. Many of our athletes raised money toward the cause and our men and women's basketball team even volunteered to help at the Heart Walk to help fight heart disease and stroke. This is a great cause that the Athletics Department enjoys being involved in every year.