The Pittsburg State Gorillas are impressive not just on the court or field, but throughout the community as well. Service and community engagement projects played an important role in the student-athlete experience this past season.

“Involvement in the community is paramount in a town like Pittsburg. Having the student-athletes devote more time to community engagement and service opportunities offers them character building experiences outside of the field of competition,” said director of marketing and community engagement Emily Moses.

“It’s a way to give back to the community, while also giving the student-athletes a chance to directly interact with their fans.”

Students from each sport made their presence known around Pittsburg this past year. Projects ranged from Joplin tornado relief efforts and volunteering at a Kansas City soup kitchen, to events on the Oval and year-round Make-A-Wish support.