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Many Muhlenberg College students are actively involved in the local community, and the athletes are no exception. Below are two recent examples of Muhlenberg student-athletes working to make the world around them better.

Wrestling team taking down cancer

Since 2000, the Muhlenberg wrestling team has dedicated itself to battling an opponent more threatening than anything it faces on the mat: cancer.

The Mules have raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society through the “Take Down Cancer” program. The team raises money with a bench press-a-thon in the preseason and solicits donations at home wrestling matches, basketball games and football games.

Above, Muhlenberg seniors Chris Gibson and Dale Mills make a presentation to Tom Harper, a representative of the American Cancer Society.

Men's lacrosse cleans up

On a Sunday in early December, the Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team braved the wintry conditions and took time out to help clean up the city of Allentown. The entire team and coaching staff traveled to an illegal dumpsite off Union Street and helped Allentown’s Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste.

The team spent the afternoon picking up the Union Street site and removing bags, tires, mattresses and illegal materials from this hillside area that overlooks Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The Mules’ effort was part of Allentown’s Clean & Green/Don’t Trash Allentown project, which is a cooperative effort between people who care and the City of Allentown to reduce litter, promote community pride and beautify Allentown.

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Last updated December 16, 2005