April 6, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA- As part of the Atlantic Coast Conference's program, ACC - Athletes Cleaning the Community, Boston College student-athletes traveled to the Mather School in Dorchester, MA on Wednesday. The student-athletes, with help from elementary school students from kindergarten to fifth grade, cleaned the grounds of the oldest public elementary school in the country.
The students cleaned the playground, the newly added outside-classroom and the fence-line perimeter of the school grounds. In addition to the grounds clean up, flowers matching the Mather's school colors, orange and blue, were planted.
Principal Emily Cox and Assistant Principal Karyn Stranberg welcomed the student-athletes to the school on the brisk morning and shared some information about the school and how excited the students were to play host to Boston College. Principal Cox reiterated the children's excitement, "You all coming to the Mather to help clean up is important, but just as important is working with the children and making them feel important."