Several Saint Xavier football players volunteered time to help clean Mount Greenwood Park Saturday
Several Saint Xavier football players volunteered time to help clean Mount Greenwood Park Saturday
Football - Mon, Apr. 22, 2013

CHICAGO – As usual, it has been a pretty busy spring for the Saint Xavier University football team.  In addition to their typical schedule of offseason workouts and practice sessions, the Cougars have also found the time to help out around the south suburbs of Chicago.  Last Wednesday, SXU held a football training camp for children at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Chicago.  On Saturday, the Cougars spent the day cleaning up at Mount Greenwood Park near the Chicago campus.  The football team has a busy week ahead wrapping up its spring practice sessions and hosting its annual spring scrimmage on Friday, April 26, at 4:30 p.m. at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.  The scrimmage is free to the public and there will also be a "Split the Pot" raffle held during the event.    

"It has been a busy spring, but a very productive one," said Saint Xavier University football coach Mike Feminis. "We saw how the local community embraced us last year after we won our first national championship in 2011 and I strongly believe in making sure that our guys do their part in giving back.  From visiting children in a local hospital last fall to teaching football to children at the local community center last week, I know that our players walk away from these types of activities gaining just as much or more than those we try to help.  It is definitely a win-win situation."

Saint Xavier kicks off its 11-game 2013 slate against 2012 NAIA National Champion Marian University (Ind.) at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 7.  The home opener is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start at Deaton Field.