BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College athletic department engaged in a number of campus beautification projects as part of the College's bi-annual Mountain Day of Service on Tuesday, including a complete renovation of the men's soccer locker room and the initial construction of a Frisbee golf course around the outskirts of campus.
Over 200 student-athletes, along with most of the coaching and general athletic staff, participated in Mountain Day, assisting with cleanup and other beautification projects around campus. Twenty-two members of the women's soccer program participated in a thorough cleaning of the athletic weight room, while also repainting the picnic tables and bleachers on top of Bobcat Hill overlooking Tate Field.
The men's and women's volleyball programs prepared and put in a disc golf course around the outskirts of campus, painting posts and course markers in addition to clearing pathways for the course itself. The men's golf team assisted the business department in the Pinnacle Room, sanding and staining old tables, as well as painting and moving tables from Chafee into the Burton Science building.
The men's basketball program also repainted lines and filled in pot holes in the parking lot in front of Williams Gym. Several other teams assisted with general clean up in their respective practice areas and competition sites, while the women's basketball program participated in a beautification effort behind the Hemlock Village residence facility.
Lees-McRae College, a four-year, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA, is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina. Being a year-round tourist destination, the area provides the best of a vibrant college community coupled with natural beauty and a rich history. Please see www.lmc.edu for more information.