Rebel Volleyball Teams Up With Habitat For Humanity Of Jackson

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM <blank>
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 9, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss volleyball team reached out to give back to the community recently, taking a weekend and teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Jackson to help construct a house in the Garden Circle area of the state's capital city.

The Garden Circle area is one that has seen local residents working to reclaim the neighborhood and transform it from what had become an illegal dumping ground to a residential area they can be proud of once again. And with the help of Habitat for Humanity and volunteers the residents are seeing that dream come closer to reality.

The neighborhood has nearly 22 houses to be completed in the area through Habitat for Humanity and 15 of them are expected to be completed in May, according to news reports in Jackson.

"It was a great opportunity for the team to get out and be active in really giving back to the state of Mississippi," said Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin. "It is important to take opportunities like this to help other people, but it's also important to be able to get young people out there and let them see the sort of impact they can have in the community. It was a real teaching moment."

The Rebel volleyball team jumped right in and went to work, helping other volunteers take the project from concrete slab to a home that will help a local family and put the neighborhood one step closer to what the residents want for their community.

"One of the great things about having an athletic team come and work on a project like this is the built in sense of teamwork and camaraderie they have that others might not when they come to a project and haven't met anyone else," said Karla Anderson-Sarmiento, Volunteer Development Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Jackson. "It was a high-energy site because of the presence of the volleyball team. I'm sure we benefitted from their presence as much as they did from being there."

And working to help improve the lives of others and the world around them was one of the big things that the athletes took with them from their work on the project.

"It was such an amazing experience and one that was really humbling," said rising senior Whitney Craven, an outside hitter on the volleyball team. "It was great to get out there with my teammates and really feel like we were making a difference in someone's life. The sort of impact it had on everyone involved is just unbelievable. Working on a project like this really makes you stop and think about how much you have to consider those around you, because any of us could be in need of help at any time."

06/16/2014 - Rebel Ready

Nall Begins Year-Long Internship With NCAA

Mary Ashton Nall grew up around intercollegiate athletics, specifically college football. Her father, Hugh, played football at Georgia and coached at Ole Miss and Auburn. From competing in the NCAA... Read More [+]

05/19/2014 - Rebel Ready

Nall, Nichols Make SEC Community Service Team

Ole Miss seniors Mary Ashton Nall and Alex Nichols were named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Community Service Teams for women's and men's track and field, respectively. Read More [+]

05/06/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss Athletics Assists With Tornado...

Ole Miss Athletics delivered a 35-foot trailer stacked full of donations on Monday to help storm victims around Mississippi. Read More [+]

05/02/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss Gathering Aid For Mississippi...

Through the Rebel Relief Project, Ole Miss fans and area residents will have the opportunity to donate household and clothing items for tornado victims across Mississippi at various locations in... Read More [+]

04/15/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss SAAC Hosting Shoe Drive

The Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), is partnering with Purshoeing Joy to collect used shoes for children in Guatemala. SAAC members will be collecting shoes at Friday's (April... Read More [+]

04/02/2014 - Rebel Ready

Special Olympics Tennis Event Held At Ole ...

Ole Miss hosted the Special Olympics tennis event at the Gillom Sports Center Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the North Mississippi Regional Center. Read More [+]

03/28/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss Visits Governor's Mansion,...

Even in the midst of a busy spring football schedule and their academic pursuits, members of the Ole Miss football team were able to take a trip to the state's capital city last Thursday when they ... Read More [+]

03/26/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss Student-Athletes Help "Move ...

- Ole Miss track and field student-athletes recently participated at a "Move Mississippi" event at the O-U Methodist Church. The Move Mississippi initiative was started last year and helps to fight... Read More [+]

03/17/2014 - Rebel Ready

Rebels' Choice Awards Set For March 31

Ole Miss will be honoring the athletic achievements of the past year at the fourth annual Rebels' Choice Awards on Monday, March 31 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts. The semi-form... Read More [+]

03/10/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss SAAC Participates in Diversity...

Recently the Ole miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) had a chance to participate in a roundtable discussion with Sam Freedman on the topic of Diversity in Sports. Read More [+]

Facebook
Twitter
Blog
  • Previewing Ole Miss Football Media Day

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss football players will report to campus on Friday for the start of 2014 fall camp.  Friday will also feature Media Day activities beginning with head coach Hugh Freeze's press conference at 2 p.m, which will be streamed live... read more

  • Bjork, Kennedy, Insell at Arena Groundbreaking

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Athletics Foundation

      ... read more

  • New Hitting Coach Mike Clement Q-And-A

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Baseball

    On the transition as new hitting coach: The transition has been really good. The coaching staff has made it a lot easier on me than what it could be. It's definitely been a whirlwind. On what he knew about Ole... read more

  • Hugh Freeze's Day At ESPN Car Wash

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Football

    Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Watch: Freeze on CFB Live Watch: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman... read more

  • Freeze Visits ESPN Headquarters Monday

    Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Football

    All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more

  • What They're Saying: Ole Miss At SEC Media Days

    Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more

  • Rebels Raise Expectations Entering Year Three

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more

  • Healthy, Confident Wallace Eyes Atlanta

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more

  • Freeze Meets With Local Media At Media Days

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 3 Of SEC Media Days

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 2 Of SEC Media Days

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more

  • Ole Miss In CFB 24/7 14 For '14 Series

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

    NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 1 Of SEC Media Days

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more

  • Cozart Named Best Defensive SS Of First Half

    Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Baseball

    Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Baseball Postseason

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Baseball

    The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more