As a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Missouri Baptist University Athletics Department is proud to boast the distinction of being a NAIA Champions of Character program. As a Champions of Character program, the Athletics Department participates in various aspects of character-driven training and service. Each MBU athletic team completes at least one service project in the community during each year.
Here are some ways in which MBU Athletics has already served the community during the 2016-17 academic year...
- Volunteered its time at SPENSA (Special Needs Soccer Association), to spend time and interact with the kids
- Presented their Live 5 presentation to a local boy scout troop on Saturday, Oct. 29 (Buffalo Funds - NAIA Champions of Character Team Award Nominee).
- Took time to read to students at Happy Child Academy several times over the course of the Fall semester
- Volunteered at the St. Louis GO Marathon
- Took part in the NAIA Championship Youth Volleyball Camp
- Assisted with the Special Olympics at the NAIA National Championship
- Sponsored Zachary Walters and family for the Coach to Cure MD Initiative on the week of 9/24/16. Zachary and family did the coin toss at the game against No. 1-ranked Marian University (Ind.)
- Stadium Cleanup at MBU Football game on September 10, 2016
- Champions of Character Live 5 Presentation to CBC High School Cross-Country team (Buffalo Funds NAIA Champions of Character Team Award Nominee)
- Have been assisting single mothers in need of moving services throughout the year
- Volunteered on a Saturday for Coaches vs. Cancer Clinic as demonstrators
- Helped pack 45,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Oct. 19, 2016
- Hosted a free homeschool basketball clinic for the St. Louis Patriots, serving 30 players in 6th through 10th grade
- Ran a Skills/Drills Clinic for future Lafayette High School Lady Lancers (5th - 8th Grade)
- Presented a Live 5 Core Values talk to the students.
- Volunteered with Disabled Athletes Sports Association (DASA) playing Wheelchair Lacrosse. DASA gives those with a physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem, growth, and well-being while instilling family value.
Men's and Women's Basketball
- Volunteered and played in the Pujols Foundation Albert's All-Stars Celebrity Game.