Beavers

Mikayla Pivec turns a moment into a movement with Selfless Servings

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Mikayla Pivec may not be living in the Oregon State community anymore, but she’s letting the city of Corvallis know it’s still close to her heart. 

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the former Beaver created a project to give back to the community and support Corvallis physicians, caregivers and other healthcare workers on the frontlines.  

As Pivec told Talkin’ Beavers host Ron Callan, the group, dubbed Selfless Servings, was created by Pivec, Amanda Tran and Siew Sun with a mission of reducing physician burnout by providing meals to the healthcare workforce. 

The 5-foot-11 guard and all-time program leader in career rebounds (1,030) says Selfless Servings’ goal is to “bring in donations first in the community and then use those donations to 1, feed healthcare teams, and 2, help small businesses who are struggling to retain some revenue.”

Selfless Servings had an initial goal of raising $10,000, which they have since surpassed, thanks to a recent donation. 

“The community has been super generous,” Pivec said. “We just got an official $5,000 donation from the Clark Foundation, which is awesome and we’re super happy about that… so we’re excited to continue providing meals and continue supporting local healthcare workers and healthcare teams.” 

It’s positive to see Pivec using her platform to help the Corvallis community during challenging times. 

The No. 25 overall pick in the WNBA Draft recently chose to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season when the league’s return to play was still up in the air. She has since signed with CD Promete overseas in Spain. 

 

Listen to the full Talkin' Beavers Podcast here.