Winning a national championship is difficult to top, but the North Carolina women’s field hockey team also had success off the field this summer.
In addition to teaching the fundamentals of field hockey, the team educated summer campers about sun safety and set up locations in Carmichael Residence Hall for them to donate bottles of sunscreen.
Organized by redshirt freshman forward Meghan Lyons and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the project collected more than 200 bottles of sunscreen, which were donated to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.
Debra Vestal, a volunteer at IFC’s Community House on Rosemary Street who helped Lyons with the effort, believes enough bottles remain to last through the field hockey season this fall.
“We’ve been able to provide a full bottle to each resident thus far,” Vestal said. “We even had enough to donate to homeless women and children in association with the Homestart program.”