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Jamie Shisler joined other Gator student-athletes at last fall's Climb for Cancer event.

Friday March 15, 2013Florida's Jamie Shisler is part of SEC Gymnastics Community Service Team

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Jamie Shisler joined other Gator student-athletes at last fall's Climb for Cancer event.

University of Florida sophomore Jamie Shisler is this year’s Gator gymnastics representative for the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league office announced Friday. The team is made up of one gymnast from each of the eight competing universities who gives back to her community through exemplary service efforts. Each of the 21 sports the league sponsors has its own Community Service Team.

Jamie Shisler (left in yellow) and Randy Stageberg help a young patient create his syringe art last fall.

 

Since October of 2012, Shisler has participated in more than 26 hours of community service. Last fall, Shisler was a counselor at the Climb for Cancer Sports Camp, a morning when Gator student-athletes plays games and activities with children fighting cancer. At last October's Gainesville American Cancer Society's Eighth Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Shisler and the rest of the Gator gymnastics team served as volunteers, handing out drinks, medals and pink ribbons as the walkers finished the course. She also made several visits to the Shands Pediatric ward to help patients create syringe art as part of the Caleb’s Pitch program.

 

Shisler was a counselor at last fall's Harvest Food Drive clinic, a gymnastics skills event for young gymnasts. Admission for the event is five canned goods, which were collected for Gainesville's Bread of the Mighty Food Bank Inc. Shisler participated in Gator Tracks, a program that UF student-athletes purchase and then deliver new shoes to children who need them. Gator Tracks provided more than 450 pairs of shoes and socks in 2012.

Shisler also joined the Gator gymnastics team as they provided a meal to Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge residents in January of 2013. The Hope Lodge is a residence for cancer patients to stay while being treated at UF's Shands Hospital.

 

2013 Southeastern Conference 
Gymnastics Community Service Team

School

Name

Alabama

Kim Jacob

Arkansas

Kelci Lewis

Auburn

Megan Walker

Florida

Jamie Shisler

Georgia

Noel Couch

Kentucky

Kayla Hartley

LSU

Ericka Garcia

Missouri

Sandra Ostad

The No. 2 Gators are at perennial power No. 7 Utah (9-2-1, 4-1-1 Pac-12) on Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET. That meet airs live on the Pac-12 Network. The SEC Championships are set for March 23 at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark.

 

 

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