Community service and social responsibility are important to developing an individual's civic identity and collective voice. The impact of incorporating community service, social awareness and responsibility can increase one's sense of community connection, social consciousness and perspective-taking. Those engaged in public service gain an appreciation of others while exploring and assessing their own values, ethics and ideas. A commitment to the community is a fundamental part of the University's culture and identity and USD Athletics has partnered with multiple organizations to provide service learning opportunities for Torero student athletes.
FUNDRAISERS and TRIBUTES
LIGHT THE NIGHT - IN HONOR & REMEMBERANCE OF TOM HAGEDORN
This is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to people fighting cancer by raising funds for cancer research. Former Torero Men's Tennis coach and USD employee, Tom Hagedorn, courageously battled leukemia and passed away peacefully in 2009. The life of "Haggy" continues to be remembered and celebrated by student athletes, coaches and administrators. USD Athletics will always keep living the dream!
TORERO ACHIEVEMENT CLUB
In its fifth year, USD's Torero Achievement Club outreach program with the SD County Office of Education has brought over 6000 students, parents and school staff members from local elementary and middle schools to tour the USD campus and watch the Torero Football and Men's Basketball teams compete at Torero Stadium and Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The Torero Achievement Club was initiated to strengthen school-university relationships. A child's sense of community is closely associated with their feelings of being valued and cared about, treated in a caring way and being accepted as a part of community. Visiting a college campus has the potential to create a memorable and lasting impression. Nothing beats going to a university and getting a firsthand view of a college to validate one's interest in pursuing a college education. Postsecondary education remains one of the most beneficial investments that individuals make and that a university can make in its community.
LINDA VISTA MULTI-CULTURAL FAIR & PARADE
The University of San Diego is located in the community of Linda Vista (Spanish for "Pretty View"), a community comprised of distinct neighborhoods with residents from a variety of cultures who speak many languages. Its greatest asset is diversity, which has been celebrated for the past 30 years though Linda Vista's annual multicultural fair and parade. Community entrance signs proclaim, "Linda Vista, home of the University of San Diego." These signs are also modeled after the distinctive building identification signs across the USD campus.
The Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade is intended to promote cultural awareness and understanding within the City of San Diego. Its numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego. Each April, USD athletics administrators, coaches and student athletes participate in the parade to support and show appreciation for the Linda Vista community as well as connect with the everyday men, women and children of Linda Vista.
TORERO LINKING TO THE COMMUNITY (TLC) DONATE A DOLLAR & TOY DRIVE PROGRAM
For the past twelve years during the holiday season, Torero Athletics and our sports teams have adopted and supported local families to help bring joy into the lives of less fortunate children through the Mission Valley Family YMCA. The annual TLC (Toreros Linking to the Community) Donate-a-Dollar and Toy Drive program has benefited more than 180 families by providing over $15,000 in donations and hundreds of gifts.
JUNIOR SEAU FOUNDATION'S "SHOP WITH A JOCK"
San Diego lost Junior Seau in May 2012, but his presence in the city remains. The Junior Seau Foundation teamed with the Marshall Faulk Foundation, Target, corporate sponsors, and individual donors to carry on Junior's legacy by continuing to host the annual "Shop with a Jock" at the Target in Mission Valley. Shop with a Jock is a holiday tradition and community event benefiting 200 children from local Boys and Girls Clubs. Each child is given a $100 gift certificate and paired with a professional or amateur athlete to accompany them while they look and search for gifts. USD student-athletes help children select clothing and decide between items while keeping them their spending budget. The fun filled evening begins with a dinner buffet, music and a dance competition among the kids for prizes. Once inside Target, children are provided a shopping bag and with no time to waste were on a holiday shopping spree searching for gifts.
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
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Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.
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