PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, April 17th, members of the Men's Soccer Team participated in The 3rd Annual Earth Day Project sponsored by CANDU (Community Alumni Network at Drexel University) and Drexel's Alumni Office. 

These projects are designed to join alumni and current students together through service to the community.  This year, student-athletes from men's soccer volunteered in an area of Fairmont Park's Cobbs Creek section, cleaning, clearing and beautifying this public recreation space for the benefit of local residents. 

After an orientation by the Fairmont Park Commission, the soccer team members could be found on the south slope of the park that overlooked a multi-purpose track, baseball and football field.  The area was heavily overgrown with native plants, shrubs and trees along with rubbish which made it very unwelcoming. 

With a pioneering of spirit, the soccer team tackled this enormous project including stump removal, dead tree limb removal and tree planting.  The job was extremely satisfying, gave them a chance to be in the sun and fresh air and appreciate how important it is to take time for the good earth...Go Dragons! 

The team intends to participate in future CANDU events in the future.  For more information, please visit: