MILTON, Mass. – On Wednesday, November 14 "Pay It Forward" Day returned to the Curry College Community. Members of the Curry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) comprised of athletes from teams all across campus continued the November tradition for the fifth straight year.
"Pay It Forward" Day is a simple concept of spreading some good will and smiles across campus by doing random acts of kindness and urging people to do the same.
In the morning, student-athletes served free Dunkin' Donuts coffee and munchkins in the Hafer Academic Building to the delight of many faculty, staff, and students. The message was simple: have a great day and do something nice for someone else today. If you were lucky, you also got to ride on the Pay It Forward Day shuttle, which picked students up across campus and brought them to class or breakfast. Curry SAAC Vice-President Caroline Johnson (Milton, Mass.) (Softball) helped pick students up and urged them to pay it forward. "It's nice to do something to brighten someone's day, especially when they least expect it," said Johnson.
Throughout the day, SAAC members handed out single carnations and cards encouraging everyone to do something nice for someone else. The back of the cards gave suggestions on random acts of kindness people could do around campus. The Colonel also pitched in and opened doors outside the Student Center and provided hugs and pictures.
Curry SAAC member Tyler Jenkins (East Bridgewater, Mass.) (Baseball) said, "It's my favorite day! I look forward to handing out flowers and seeing the smiles on people's faces."
The Curry College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is headed by men's soccer coach Peter Mendel and includes student-athletes from all varsity sports on campus.
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