Being a part of the
northwest Arkansas community is an important part of being a Lady Razorback.
This ranges from softball team visits to area nursing homes to track and
field volunteer work with Race for the Cure and Special Olympics.
But that's just a small part of the Lady'Backs community
service. Players visit area schools to read to youngsters in the school
library. Arkansas is a charter member of the "Bring a Girl to the Game"
promotion for National Women's and Girls in Sport Day. The regional Girl
Scout troops are involved in several projects, including Girl Scout Day,
for many team sports like basketball, volleyball and softball.
Each team has its own special way of involving itself with
local youth. For example, the Lady'Back soccer team hosted an Easter egg
hunt hosted this past April in Fayetteville.
Lady Razorback athletes participate in numerous community
service activities ranging from Razorbacks for Thanksgiving to volunteering
with Habitat for Humanity and Big Brother/Big Sister. During the summer
of 2000, 20 Arkansas male and female athletes took their commitment to
others to the next level as they traveled to Honduras for a week of volunteer
work for the victims of Hurricane Mitch.
Building four homes in a small community hit hard
by Mitch's wrath, the Lady'Backs and Razorbacks reached out across the
literal miles of distance and the figurative miles of cultural divide.