• SVC eNews: SVC celebrates MLK Jr. Day with Day of Service events and free basketball clinics

    January 03, 2023

    (Mount Vernon, Wash.) –– Skagit Valley College will host a Day of Service to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16 on its Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. The Day of Service features free events, community basketball skills clinics, and a donation drive. 



    The Day of Service events are free and open to the public and include the following: 

    • 9-11 a.m. Free breakfast with screenings and discussions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches. 
    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join a community service project. 
      • Learn how to crochet blankets for community shelters. 
      • Create hygiene and food kits. 
      • Participate in a campus clean-up. 
      • Decorate bags for Meals on Wheels or create Valentine’s Day cards for children in the hospital. 

    The events will be held in the cafeteria in the Knutzen Cardinal Center on the Mount Vernon campus and in Oak Hall, room 223 on the Whidbey Island campus. 



    SVC will also host free community basketball skills clinics for children ages 7-14 from 9-11 a.m. on Jan. 16 in the DuVall Pavilion on the Mount Vernon campus. No experience is needed and the clinics are open to anyone. Children will work with the SVC men’s and women’s teams on skills to improve their game. No 5 on 5 games will be played. 



    There are 40 spots available in the basketball skills clinics. Register online to reserve your spot. Children are encouraged but not required to bring their own basketball with their name on it and a water bottle. 



    SVC will also be collecting donations as part of the Day of Service. Donated items can include non-perishable food and drink items, clothing and linens in any condition, and personal hygiene products.  



    All donations can be dropped off by Friday, Jan. 13 in room C-190 in the Knutzen Cardinal Center on the Mount Vernon campus or in room 116 in the Old Main building on the Whidbey Island campus. 



    The SVC Student Life and Student Equity and Inclusion offices are sponsoring the Day of Service events.  



    For more information about these events and the community basketball clinics, contact amanda.wells@skagit.edu or visit skagit.edu/MLKServiceDay. 

    For directions and a campus map, visit skagit.edu/campus.   

     

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    Contact:
    Marisa Pierce, Executive Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications
    marisa.pierce@skagit.edu, 206-427-9414