Notre Dame alumni and friends to join Shamrock Series service project in Texas

by Michael O. Garvey

Alumni service project

Many of the University of Notre Dame fans traveling to Texas for the Saturday (Oct. 5) Shamrock Series off-site home football game against Arizona State will honor a long-standing and cherished University tradition by mingling their recreation with a few hours of community service.

In partnership with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Worth, the Notre Dame Alumni Association will sponsor a Shamrock Service Project from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) for the Catholic Charities Assessment Center, a 24-hour, 40-bed facility that provides a safe, nurturing and temporary home for children placed in the care of Child Protective Services.

“This project will allow the Notre Dame family to continue a proud tradition of service in locations around the country — and around the world — during these special football game weekends,” said Dolly Duffy, executive director of the Alumni Association. “We expect our time at the Tarrant County Assessment Center to be as inspiring as it will be fun.”

Notre Dame alumni, parents and friends will help to refurbish the center with painting, cleaning, yard work, a “makeover” for the children’s common and private space, and assistance in the facility’s distribution and donation center. Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., is among those expected to be pitching in.

Round-trip transportation for participants will be provided from the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth, to the Assessment Center, 249 W. Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth.

Volunteers may register for the Shamrock Series project here.