May 10, 2004
Four Tennessee athletes have been named to Southeastern Conference Good Works Teams for their respective sports the league office announced. Wade Orr (tennis), Chris Robinson (golf), Evan Nylander (swimming) and Marc Sylvester (track and field) are this year's olympic sports honorees from UT.
Orr, a senior from Clarksville, Tenn., is a first-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Orr read to kids at Dogwood Elementary School, assisted at a tennis clinic for the Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville, appeared at an event for Saving Little Hearts, and signed autographs for kids at VASF Day. As a member of SAAC, Orr has helped with the committee's Salvation Army Stuff-a-Stocking program and the Student Government Association's Adopt-a-Spot campus beautification project.
Robinson, a sophomore from Memphis is a first-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Robinson has cooked meals for the homeless at the Love Kitchen, volunteered at the Fantasy of Trees and read to a fifth-grade class at Lonsdale Elementary School. He recently helped with a youth golf clinic at the Wee Course. As a member of SAAC, Robinson helped with the committee's Salvation Army Stuff-a-Stocking program, Special Olympics volunteer days, and the Student Government Association's Adopt-a-Spot campus beautification project.
Nylander, a senior from Tucker Ga., is first-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He has worked with Special Olympics, mentored two children at Inskip Elementary for over 75 hours and participated in the Salvation Army Stuff-a-Stocking program. Nylander attended the MDA's Muscle Team Dinner, participated in April Play Day and coordinated a swimming team Holiday Gift Basket program sponsored by Fellowship Church. He spoke to several classes at Fort Craig Elementary, has signed autographs for children at VASF Day, and was an organizer of the first Lettermen's Networking Night. He helped organize and operate the Kids for Kid Atlanta Swim Championships which raises funds for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta from 1998-2003.
Sylvester, a sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio, has been active in the community since his arrival on campus. He has visited patients at UT Medical Center, read to children at Green Elementary and Maynard Elementary and attended the MDA's Muscle Team Dinner. Sylvester served as a greeter at the finish line at the Race for the Cure, signed autographs for children at VASF Day and Volunteer Village and visited the kids at the Boys and Girls Club to play and sign autographs.
The Southeastern Conference sponsors Good Works Teams for all 20 of its recognized