Instead of just taking the day off from classes, Bryan College uses Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a service day for volunteering in the local community. The athletic department represents a large number of the students who partake in this volunteer day. Some of the athletic programs coordinated team projects, while others disperse among organizations with the student-body.
The Baseball Team went to the local little league baseball fields and helped them prepare for the upcoming spring season. They helped prepare the fields by building new turf pitchers' mounds and helped the concessions area by painting the walls.
The Men's Basketball Team drove over to Morgantown and did yard work for an elderly couple. They removed stumps, raked the yard, cleaned up some brush, and did some work on the siding for them.
The Cheerleading Squad went to The Courtyard, a local retirement and life care community. While there, they washed the outside of the windows, swept all the walkways, and then cleaned and organized one of the apartments.
The Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track Team traveled down to Front Runner Athletics in Hixson, TN. While there they helped clean in the store, the inside and outside of the windows, and the grounds around the store.
The Women's Soccer Team drove down to Mentone, AL, on Sunday night and spent the night at Ponderosa Bible Camp, an evangelical Christian camp for boys and girls ages 7 through 18. Coach Sauve and his players spent Monday morning painting bunk beds for the camp.
The Women's Softball Team picked up trash at the local walking track and at both of the softball parks in Dayton.
Individuals from the other athletic programs participated in projects that included but were not limited to: cleaning a former professor's floors inside her house and her backyard (brush, fallen limbs, leaves); yard work for another former Bible professor; traveled to Chattanooga to paint walls and move furniture for Mosaic, a center dedicated to pulling people from the street and introducing them to the Gospel of Christ; working with the PALS PCI Group, a school organization where the college students are matched with a kid in the local community; cleaning and organizing at La Paz, which is a Hispanic outreach organization; and cleaning at the Women's Care Center in Dayton.