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Griffins in the Community


Each year, members of the Griffin family extend service to members of the community.


Previous Service Events:

December 2013- Fontbonne University Baseball players help get community residents ready for the Holiday season by working at the Shining Light Tree Lot benefiting the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments. The Tree Lot is located at McCarthy Building Companies in Rock Hill.

Griffins cut down trees, loaded them up for customers, and enjoyed some hot cocoa while giving back. The University baseball team contributes to this event annually.


December 7, 2012- Fontbonne University’s Men’s Volleyball players and coaches helped the St. Louis Arc host an event for individuals with special needs.

The St. Louis Arc is a non-profit, United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Their fun night included dancing, mingling, and organizing snacks for the members of the Arc at the St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church.

December 2012- Fontbonne University Softball wrapped Christmas gifts at Winter Wonderland!!!

Oct. 18th- On October 17th and 18th, the men's and women's soccer teams wore special pink jerseys in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Sept. 24, 2012  - The Fontbonne University men's and women's soccer programs hosted a "SPENSA Soccer Saturday" event this weekend during the Griffins' game against Millikin University.

At halftime of the men's game, SPENSA members participated in a scrimmage to highlight the organization. The Special Needs Soccer Association, SPENSA, is a Not-for-Profit, St. Louis-based soccer program for young people with disabilities.

This program is open to any boy or girl with a disability, ages 5-21. It is designed to bring the excitement and fun of playing soccer to players who traditionally have not had a place in the youth soccer system. Games are normally played at the Anheuser Busch Soccer Park. The park is located at I-270 and Highway 44. SPENSA is free of charge to all of these very special children.

For more information regarding the organization, please click here.

Dec. 20, 2011 - The Fontbonne University men's and women’s soccer teams as well as the women’s softball team got "wrapped" up in the Christmas spirit as they recently volunteered at the Community Action Agency of St. Louis' Winter Wonderland Event. The team assisted families participating in the event by shopping for present and wrapping them. Fontbonne athletic teams have volunteered with the CAASTL for the last five years.


Dec. 20, 2011 - The Fontbonne University men's baseball team recently took time out of their day earlier this month to volunteer at the Delta Gamma Center for Children Shining Tree lot. Over 35 Fontbonne baseball players helped customers carry and load their Christmas trees on December 11th. Proceeds from the Christmas tree lot went to the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.

Dec. 6, 2011 - The Fontbonne University men's lacrosse team's Christmas spirit was on full display this last week as they completed two holiday community service events. A handfull of Fontbonne men's lacrosse players recently volunteered at Fontbonne's Christmas Around Campus event on December 4th. The players performed the Yuletide Puppet Spectacular complete with hand-clapping, toe-tapping Christmas songs. The men's lacrosse team also participated in the Fontbonne for Families holiday event. The program is coordinated on campus through Fontbonne in Service and Humility (FISH). The team adopted a family through this event and provided clothing, toys and personal items. "Our program is very proud that we are able to help provide some holiday cheer for a less fortunate family," Fontbonne head coach Nick Silva said. "It reminds all members of our program how truly fortunate we are."