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2013-2014 Sport Management Community Outreach Project

The Slippery Rock Sport Management Department continued to support local community efforts through their annual outreach program. On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the Sport Management Department volunteered to beautify the Parks and Recreation Center in Slippery Rock. Along with this project, a number of students volunteered to help with the Senior Olympics with Dr. Abney.



2011-2012 Sport Management Community Outreach Project


The Slippery Rock Sport Management Department continued to support local community efforts through their annual outreach program. On April 14, 2012 the Slippery Rock Sport Management Department assisted Butler Downtown, a grassroots revitalization initiative involving local citizens and people from business, education, government and community organizations throughout the Butler region, in their annual Downtown Beautification Project. Over 100 Slippery Rock Sport Management students and faculty assisted in a day long project to beautify the Butler City downtown area. For more information on Butler Downtown's impact on the Butler region check out their website or join them on LinkedIn or Facebook.

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Past Events

Greater Pittsburgh Area Community Food Bank Project

  On April 16th, 2011 sport management students Lucas Kistler, Ashley Just, Shane Tay, Amanda Mikatavage, Mike Perhosky, Chris Knouse, Renee Dubuc, and Sam Swanseger accompanied by Dr. Robertha Abney helped the Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank by repackaging food at their Dusquesne warehouse. The group sorted frozen chickens into boxes for storage and transportation.The students demonstrated a passion to help others that will truly make them better citizens.

GPAC Food Bank Official Website

Senior Olympics 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament

  The Senior Olympics Basketball Tournament was a day long tournament where women in different age groups, 40 and older, competed in 3v3, half-court style basketball games. Sport Management students Eric Kissel, Kyle Heiden, Cody Schalk, Blaze Foster, Mark Gruss, Allen Saylor, Hayden Metz, Matt Aubel, and Jarred Smeltz volunteered at the tournament by being referees and being in charge of registration, special events, and logistics. Registration signed the players in as they came to the ARC and provided them with the necessary information they needed to know. Special events volunteers organized events that allowed participants to win special prizes.  Some of the events included a free throw and 3 point contest. Logistics volunteers were in charge of scoreboard, clock, as well as individual statistics for the teams and players. Eric Kissel, a sophomore sport management major said, “I feel like this event gives students in the major a better feel for how to run a smaller type event. It is a good way to get started and develop an understanding of how to put together an event as well as work on social skills, working with others, and other aspects. You realize how smoothly things can go and how some complications may occur and you have to be quick and smart on how to fix them.”

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Department of Sport Management
101 Eisenberg Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724.738.2117 (or 2060)
Fax: 724.738.4858


2011-2012 Sport Management Volunteer Day


Past Sport Management Volunteer Days