ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount women's lacrosse team was honored last week at the Arlington Cares ceremony, hosted by Volunteer Arlington, being recognized with the Distinguished Country Service Award with its three-year volunteer work with the Affordable Housing Community (AHC).
"We are extremely honored to have received this award," Head Coach Kate Athing said. "Our work with AHC is very meaningful to us and has greatly impacted the experience of my student athletes."
AHC has welcomed the women's lacrosse team into their family three years ago, coming in at least once a week to tutor the children in the community and play games with them. They will be starting their fourth year this Fall.
"AHC has allowed us to become part of its organization and family and we are thankful for all of the opportunities it has afforded us to serve our local community," Athing continued. "We would like to thank Volunteer Arlington for choosing to recognize us with the Distinguished County Service Award and AHC for nominating us."
The ceremony, Arlington Cares, is a celebration of volunteerism. At the event, they recognized this year's award winners as well as community volunteers who have served 100 hours or more within the past year.