Kids Club
Article Image
Construction of this classroom was begun by Drake football players and coaches.
Courtesy: Drake Athletics

Lasting Legacy Of Drake Football's 2011 Trip To Tanzania

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: July 13, 2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
RELATED LINKS

When the Drake football team returned from its two-week trip to Tanzania last May, the most lasting impression for most on the journey was the impact of the service work they performed. Defeating an all-star team from Mexico in the first game of American football played in Africa was surely monumental. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro was a conquest none will ever forget. But the work they did to build classrooms and construct additions to orphanages was most significant.

Even more gratifying is to see the lasting legacy of that service, and the way their contributions continue to grow into something of which they are quite proud.

Del Christensen, executive director of the Ames-based Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS), which coordinated many of the team's Tanzania service projects, recently provided images from the TEMA Village that show the finished classroom building started by the Bulldogs' players and coaches.

Thanks to Del and IRIS for their tremendous service, and for being terrific partners in making Drake's May 2011 journey to Africa so impactful!

IRIS Facebook Page, with additional photos
Relive the service projects of Drake Football's May 2011 trip to Tanzania
To learn more about IRIS, please click
here

BULLDOG VISION
EXCLUSIVE LIVE & ON-DEMAND AUDIO & VIDEO
Presented by Mercy
Launch Bulldog Vision |  LOGIN ▾
Member Login
Password
JOIN NOW
Advertisement
Online Store
Tickets
Donate
Spike's Army