EFLAND, N.C. (WNCN) – Some UNC student-athletes traded in their jerseys for work clothes on Saturday.
More than 100 student-athletes from UNC-Chapel Hill spent part of their Saturday volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.
They helped with landscaping, repairing a fence and painting tool sheds in the Tinnin Woods neighborhood in Efland.
It gave the athletes from different sports a rare opportunity to work together. They said volunteering gives them a good feeling.
“It’s just nice to come out here and give back to the community and help out and do something for other people because so much has been given to us. It’s nice to come out here and give back to the community,” said Mitchell Trubisky, a quarterback on UNC’s football team.
Many Habitat homeowners in Orange County work for either UNC-Chapel Hill or UNC Health Care.
Various teams helped with Habitat during the past year.
Organizers hope to make the day of service for all the sports a regular effort for the student-athletes.
Habitat for Humanity will return to downtown Chapel Hill next year to build and repair homes in the Northside neighborhood.