IRVING, Texas – The University of Dallas volleyball team volunteered their time this past Saturday to a local non-profit organization called "Love in Motion", which serves to make care packages for teachers and first responders around the Dallas area. The goal of Love in Motion is to ensure that the hard work and dedication made by teachers and first responders does not go unnoticed, as well as to get everyone in the community involved in a small act of appreciation.
"Being able to do more as a team off campus and outside of volleyball is a fun bonding experience, and even better when we get to make a positive impact in the community. Love in Motion was a great organization to work with I enjoyed the high energy. I especially like the idea of paying forward love and appreciation even if it's something little like a thank you note." - Junior, Merit Paramo (Wasilla, Alaska)
"Our experience with Love in Motion was very pleasant and the team had a great time working with them. It meant a lot to have the team come out and dedicate our time to give back to our community. With the teams help Love in Motion was able to make 1,000 care packages to first responders and our educators." - Junior, Kennedy Bradley (Groesbeck, Texas)
The Crusaders are led by head coach Kelli Trautmann, who completed her second season and led the team to a 20-15 overall record and first-round victory over Centenary College in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Tournament.