Platform Elite has been committed to "training the whole person" since its inception. We feel strongly that it is vital to teach our student-athletes to give back to our community through service. Starting in the 2017-2018 season, every team and player in the club will perform at least 8 hours of service through a team service project. This page is dedicated to recognizing their efforts.
Several players from 15Navy served at the West End Initiative at Monroe Elementary In Davenport. They taught and played volleyball with boys and girls of all ages, led the dance moves during the teaching time and fellowshipped with the kids over lunch. West End Initiative meets every Saturday morning and provides activities, crafts and lunch for the kids that attend. As a program of One Eighty, its mission is to reach children to prevent repeating cycles of crisis, poverty and addiction in families in our community. The girls had a great time and we’re invited to come back again anytime!
Platform Elite 14Navy volunteered at Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine
In the Quad Cities. This event is a prom night for people with special needs. 14Navy did an amazing job to help make this event incredible for all guests. The girls participated in an hour and a half training session last week, then volunteered last night. The girls helped with guest registration, coat check, red carpet, hair & make up, limo rides, flowers, shoe shine and made sure everyone had a good time on the dance floor! When it was all over, they stuck around to help clean up too.
Well done 14Navy! Way to serve your Quad Cities Community!
Some members of 15Navy and 15White helped out at the Kings Harvest Homeless Shelter Christmas Party.
They set up, ran games, did crafts, decorated cookies, and passed out blankets, socks, and gifts to hundreds of less fortunate kids from the Quad Cities.
Way to serve your community 15Navy & 15White!
Platform 14White volunteered with Westend Initiative working with neighborhood youth. Way to serve your community 14White!
Platform 12-1 and 12Navy spent time volunteering at Rick's House of Hope.
Rick's House of Hope is the regional center for grieving and traumatized youth. They provide support groups for children of all ages and developmental levels.
The Platform teams baked cookies for support groups, organized the game closets, and painted canvases with inspirational messages to hang in some of the therapy rooms.
Nice job 12-1 & 12Navy! Way to help bring healing to hurting youth.
17Adidas spent some time playing Bingo and visiting with the residents at Grand Haven, an assisted living facility in Eldridge, IA. It is still not understood who had more fun - 17Adidas or the residents. 17Adidas also prepared and brought treats for the Bingo winners. In the end, everyone was a winner and there were enough treats for all to enjoy.
Nice job 17Adidas! Way to bring joy to your neighbors.
16Navy volunteered at the River Bend Foodbank. During their time in the facility, the team packed several hundred boxes with various food items then stacked them on several pallets for shipment.
In addition to boxing items, 16Navy also was assigned the task of sorting through donated items and tossing out those that were too damaged to be used.
Well done 16Navy! Way to help serve your community.