Community service is a hallmark of the Carnegie Mellon student-athlete experience, and the Athletics Department developed a relationship with Team IMPACT in 2014-15 to further extend its opportunity to positively impact children. Team IMPACT aims to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by matching them with intercollegiate athletics teams. Currently, three Carnegie Mellon athletics teams have members of Team IMPACT involved with various aspects of the program.
The football team welcomed Brock Kitterman in the spring of 2014. Brock serves as an honorary team captain and joins the captains for the coin toss at each game he attends.
|Brock signing with the team in spring of 2014 with Head Coach Rich Lackner and captain Dustin Schneider
||Brock during coin toss at 2014 game
||Brock with 2014 captain and
2015 graduate Dustin Schneider
The men's soccer team welcomed Michael McCracken to the team in October 2014. Michael has attended a number of games on campus and the players have spent time with Michael away from soccer doing some of his favorite things.
|The "welcome party" for Michael in October 2014
||Michael with goalkeeper and FAA certified private pilot Eric Bykowsky before Eric took Michael on a ride through the skies in May 2015.
||Michael's gift to the 2015 Tartan men's soccer players
The men's basketball team partnered with Team IMPACT to welcome Camden Lookabaugh in the fall of 2014.
|Camden with a few players and head coach Tony Wingen in November 2014
||Camden with the team in 2015
||Camden's own locker to start 2015-2016