TOWSON, Md. - With Spring Practice winding down for the Tiger football team, 72 Tigers partnered with fellow campus community members on Friday, April 23 to support "The Big Event."

The Big Event serves as an outlet for the Towson University Community to come together as one to say thank you to the larger community for their support throughout the year. More than 300 students, faculty and staff participated in various project sites in Baltimore City and Baltimore County in the inaugural year of "The Big Event."

The football team was divided into three groups that were assigned to the local neighborhoods of Hillendale Road in Parkville, Towsontown Boulevard in Towson, and York & Wilden Drive in Towson.

On site, the players assisted with beautifying the areas by sweeping, cleaning and picking up litter.

"We are appreciative that the football team joined us to help not only improve the physical aspect of our community at large but begin a tradition of building relationships with community members," said Kathryn Faris, AmeriCorps*VISTA Service-Learning Coordinator and co-organizer of the program.

"I realize the team is highly involved with community service throughout the year and am excited for them to be part of this larger campus event."