Female Athlete Volunteers kicked off its new season of community service by partnering with Advocates for Injured Athletes to attend their Athletes Saving Athletes program. This program taught the girls how to understand the signs and symptoms of sports related injuries and chronic medical conditions that can occur on the sports fields.
The girls learned how to recognize head/neck injuries, apply basic CPR and even how to use an automated external defibrillator.
FAV is now in its third year as a community service organization for female athletes in grades 7-10 in the San Diego area. The organization has more than 60 members, and opened up a new chapter this year with 23 middle school members.
Last year, the members delivered more than 600 hours of community service to more than 40 organizations around San Diego County. They are proudest of their biggest accomplishment, which was to raise $8000 to support a child in the Make-A-Wish program, and send her and her family to Disney World last April.
Already this year, the girls have helped serve food to the hungry, helped package meals with FFCC, and are working multiple weekends with Top Soccer to play soccer with young athletes with special needs.
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