On Monday, August 12th the 2013 CCRI Women’s soccer team volunteered to pick vegetables and produce at the Franklin Farm in Cumberland, RI. Every year the Lady Knights do a community service event and this year one of the Lady Knights’ Tri-Captains Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) brought he idea of going to the volunteer farm to pick food for this important charitable cause. Franklin Farm is associated directly with the Rhode Island Food Bank and all of the fresh vegetables go directly to the food bank. Everyone and everything to do with this farm is strictly on a voluntary basis. The Lady Knights spent in excess of two hours picking over 400 pounds of summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers, and tomato’s. In addition, every team member and the coaching staff also collected and brought canned goods and many other food items to donate to the food bank. Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented “It was a great day everyone had fun working for this important cause and it also helped in team bonding/building as everyone had a great time.”
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.