BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU student-athletes and staff on Monday participated in an MLK Day of Service, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Community service is one of the primary components of LSU’s Tiger Life program, which encourages all LSU teams to be proactive and positive contributors to society.
The service projects are especially fulfilling the for the student-athletes, who are reminded of the power of their LSU brand and how impactful they can be in the local community.
Monday’s activities were organized both by Tiger Life and by LSU’s Black Student-Athlete Association. Service projects in which the Tigers participated included:
- Helping the staff at St. Vincent de Paul serve lunch to unhoused individuals across the city of Baton Rouge, providing a hot meal to those who need it most and demonstrating that food is love.
- Assisting the BREC Restoration team in restoring a natural habitat by planting shrubs and trees where plants had been removed in Forest Community Park.
- Grabbing paint brushes and helping local artists create two MLK inspired murals for the city of Baton Rouge.
- Joining the kids at Louisiana Key Academy for a sports-inspired field day experience with arts and games.
- Caring for dogs at the Friends of Animals shelter, aiding in general cleaning and providing assistance to the shelter’s staff.