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The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo women student-athletes are keeping active, especially within their community.

On Saturday, September 19, the women’s soccer team helped pick 200 pounds of coffee beans at O.K. Farms in Hilo. Coffee beans that the Vulcans harvested will be milled and roasted at Trust’s Kaʻū Coffee Mill Hawaiʻi.

While the soccer team was at O.K. Farms, the women’s tennis team cooked and served breakfast of pancakes, sausages, spam, eggs and apples at the Hawaiʻi Island Home for Recovery, a facility that provides safe housing for people in need who desire to live free of alcohol and illegal substances. The effort was coordinated in part by the Rotary Club of Hilo as one of its many community service projects.

The following day, the women’s soccer team helped prepare meals at the recovery home. The Vulcans served up a Sunday brunch with chicken salad, grilled cheese sandwiches, papaya and fruit cups.

O.K. Farms is a scenic ranch of over 1,000 acres that produces coffee, macadamia nuts and a wide variety of tropical fruits and spices. Complete with scenic overlooks and hiking trails, O.K. Farms also includes a world-class soccer field where the Vulcans sometimes practice. It is one of Hilo’s most scenic locations, overlooking Rainbow Falls with views of Maunakea.

For more details, visit the UH Hilo Athletics website.