Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

In the Community

RVC student-athletes participate in anti-bullying parade at Windsor Elementary

Several Rock Valley College student-athletes participated in an anti-bullying parade on October 15 at Windsor Elementary School in Loves Park. The parade was held to bring awareness to the issue of bullying. Over 200 were in attendance, including Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg.

Students read an anti-bullying pledge, wore matching anti-bullying shirts, and released balloons with an anti-bullying message. 

RVC student-athletes (back row, left to right): Sean Wight, Daxx Spera, Casey Williams, along with Windsor Elementary students.

RVC student-athletes (back row, left to right): Sean Wight, Daxx Spera, Casey Williams, along with Windsor Elementary students.

 

RVC Baseball partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters RAISE Program

The Golden Eagles baseball team is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters in a program aimed towards increasing access to and success in post secondary education for first generation college students at Jefferson High School in Rockford.  The RAISE program is a one-on-one mentoring program that will match Rock Valley College players with students in an effort to educate them on opportunities a higher level of education can provide.

The Rock Valley College players will meet with students twice a month as they finish high school and also communicate with them through the following semesters in college.
 
“This program serves as a great opportunity for our players to become actively engaged and develop meaningful relationships with these students,” says Rock Valley College head baseball coach Kevin Vest.  “Hopefully, our players will offer support and advice for these students who may not have a great deal of familiarity with higher education.  In return, our players have the opportunity to truly add value to others, which is one of the core values of our program.”
 
The program is one of many offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockford that aims to positively impact the lives of young people.  “I appreciate Big Brothers Big Sisters willingness to work with us, and in particular (Branch Director) Lisa Ramsby for helping us get involved in the RAISE program.”
 
For more information on the RAISE program or others offered by Big Brother Big Sisters call (815) 987-3767.

 

Community involvement is very important to the Athletics program at Rock Valley College. That is why our coaches strive to instill the importance of community to each and every student-athlete at RVC. Below you will read about and see some of the highlights of the community events in which the men's baseball team has participated in.

Rockford Rescue Mission

Members of the Rock Valley College baseball team volunteered on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at the Rockford Rescue Mission during the mission's Thanksgiving dinner.

RVC baseball players volunteer at the Rockford Rescue Mission

RVC baseball players volunteer at the Rockford Rescue Mission