DC Baseball Makes Lasting Impact in Community
The DC baseball team volunteered to help dispose of hazardous materials from around the Defiance area.
DC Baseball Makes Lasting Impact in Community
Thursday, October 30, 2008

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College baseball team recently teamed up with Johns Mansville, Le Farge and five Defiance Area Counties to help dispose of household hazardous waste items. The project was part of DC’s ongoing focus of service and engagement in the Defiance County area.

The Yellow Jackets put in approximately 225 total hours between 45 participants on the project, which allowed area residents to bring household hazardous waste items to Johns Mansville to be properly disposed of.

The baseball team collected the items, which included paint, gasoline, oil, mercury thermometers and fluorescent light bulbs. The items were then counted and recorded prior to being disposed of in the proper waste containers.

This marked the second-straight year that DC Baseball has participated in this service project which ties into Defiance College’s broad theme of engagement. Over the past year, the entire DC student-athlete population has combined to contribute more than 2,300 hours of service in the community and around the country.

Defiance College has been recognized repeatedly for its efforts in community service and U.S. News and World Report named DC among the top tier of comprehensive baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. Defiance was also featured for excellence in blending academics with community work by The Princeton Review in its Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.