PROVIDENCE, RI – Being a student-athlete at Johnson & Wales University means more than excelling in the classroom and competition. It also means giving back to the Rhode Island community and the Wildcats more than did their part last year.
During the 2017-18 school year, Johnson & Wales teams performed 4,377 hours of community service with over 65 organizations. The Tomorrow Fund, Special Olympics, Providence Waterfire, the Color Run and breast cancer awareness were among the organizations helped by the Wildcats.
The men's soccer team performed the most hours of any of JWU's 23 teams with 424 hours of community service. IHSA equestrian was next at 410 hours.
On a per student-athlete basis, the men's and women's tennis teams were the top-ranked programs. Devin Kitterick's men's squad averaged 12.80 hours per athlete while the women's team was close at 11.17 hours per athlete.