Thursday, 1 June 2023

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Blue Devils Honored with ACC Top Six for Service Awards

Blue Devils Honored with ACC Top Six for Service Awards

DURHAM – Four Duke student-athletes, one Blue Devil team and an on-campus organization have been honored by the ACC with the league’s Top Six for Service Award. The accolade is presented annually to six members of the Duke Athletics community from each conference institution who demonstrate outstanding dedication to community service and outreach programs.  

The Duke baseball team along with Stanley Borden (men’s basketball), Ja’Mion Franklin (football), Imani Lewis (women’s basketball) and Sydney Yap (volleyball), and were honored. Duke’s United Black Athletes chapter was also an honoree.  

Duke baseball partnered with the Miracle League of the Triangle, a nationwide league for kids and adults with special needs. Duke University and Duke Athletics played an important role in facilitating a new field in Durham, as head coach Chris Pollard and his team opened Jack Coombs Field for the Miracle League while its field was under construction.  

Borden, along with other members of the Turkish and Syrian communities at Duke, coordinated a 7.8km run on Duke’s campus to raise funds for earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria. The run symbolized the 7.8 magnitude of one of the earthquakes that devastated the region. Proceeds from the event were donated to the AKUT Search and Rescue Association.  

Franklin has been active in several different service opportunities throughout the years. He is consistently volunteering his time in local elementary schools and with the Durham Food Pantry. He has worked diligently with Urban Ministries of Durham, which is the primary point of connection for those who are homeless, hungry or in need.  

Lewis is constantly volunteering her time in various Durham elementary schools. Every month, she participates and reads to students in Durham Public Schools and is actively involved when schools have career days, reading through America and drug prevention awareness.  

Yap was instrumental in helping Duke Athletics’ partnership with Gigi’s Playhouse, a national organization that serves those with Down Syndrome. She helped organize visits to Duke for field days and play dates and also helped when Gigi’s moved into their new forever homes this semester.  

The United Black Athletes chapter at Duke has been very active this entire year. They have consistently given tours to middle…

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