PROVIDENCE, RI – While their primary focus is on academics and athletics, the Johnson & Wales University athletics department also prioritizes giving back to the community. Recently, a number of teams volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence.
Field hockey, women's rowing, women's soccer and cheerleading were some of the teams that volunteered their time at the RMH. In addition to preparing meals and helping out around the facility, the visits were a chance for some team bonding.
The Ronald McDonald House provides programs that allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy and keep families together during times of medical crisis.
During the 2017-18 school year, Johnson & Wales teams performed 4,377 hours of community service with over 65 organizations.