The Student-Athletes of Color Combining Opportunity and
Responsibility for Excellence (SCORE) Program is a Minority Enrichment
Organization that is a Recognized Student Organization on the
University of Louisville's campus. SCORE is exclusive to minority
student-athletes from all 21 intercollegiate athletic teams. The
organization is designed to address several key obstacles that
student-athletes of color face at predominately white institutions:
Lack of programming
Support systems for minority students
Lack of networking opportunities with minority professionals
Create a balance between academics and athletics
Promote cultural diversity by sponsoring minority
Provide a peer and professional network to assist minority
student-athletes and other organizations
Improve the overall experience of minority student-athletes on a
predominnantly white campus
Angel Tree - 12/9/12 - Each year the Salvation Army holds their "Angel Tree" program during the holiday season. This program provides opportunities for individuals to donate items for children from less fortunate families. S.C.O.R.E. adopted an 11 year old girl and accepted donations and gifts for her. As an organization, S.C.O.R.E. oversaw the distribution of 25 Angels from the Salvation Army. The gifts were collected and dropped off at the Salvation Army on Brook St.
Lending a Helping Hand - 11/26/12 - The Ronald McDonald House is an organization that allows families to live on site while their hospitalized child is being treated. They welcomed S.C.O.R.E. to participate in the "Adopt-a-Meal" program. Sixteen student-athletes and staff members volunteered and cooked dinner for the families.
Spades Tournament - 11/13/12 - S.C.O.R.E. co-sponsored this event with Collegiate 100, providing the food. Over 60 students participated in the event.
Harriet B. Porter Breast Cancer Walk - 10/30/12 - This event was held in remembrance of Harriett B. Porter, the wife of the University of Louisville's first African American Board of Trustees member, who passed away from breast cancer. The annual walk was hosted by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, Lady Harrietts, Black Student Nurses Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Porter Society. Students participated in a walk around campus and learned facts about breast cancer.
Trunk or Treat - 10/24/12 - Members volunteered at Douglass Community Center's Halloween event. Along with members of L.I.F.E., student-athletes assisted at various game stations, painted children faces, passed out candy, and helped with refreshments. The Courier-Journal featured students Keisha Lockhart, Amashi Kendall, and Hadassah Bruno in the newspaper. With over 25 volunteers, everyone enjoyed giving back to the community.
Student-Athlete Social - 9/20/12 - S.C.O.R.E. hosted a social for UofL's student-athletes to relax, eat, and have a good time. The night was filled with games and opportunities to interact with athletes from several sports. Over 70 student-athletes attended and a few staff members as well.
Think Before You Ink - 8/29/12 - This event was collaboration between S.C.O.R.E., African American Male Initiative, Office of Health Promotion, and TRIO Support Services. Several topics were discussed like the most common tattoos, researching the artist prior to getting a tattoo, and tattoo locations that can be concealed by other items (watches, long sleeve shirts, etc.). Health concerns were addressed as well. A guest speaker from "Tattoo Charlie's" came and discussed his occupation and gave away a $50 gift certificate for his shop. Over 115 people attended and about 15 student-athletes were there.