JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2015) – Last week the East Tennessee State University softball took a break from preparing for their final exams and joined the Appalachia Service Project of Johnson City in their efforts in making homes safer and stronger.
“The women of the ETSU softball team were a pleasure to work with,” said ASP Tri-Cities Program Coordinator Mary Fay. “They jumped right in, unafraid to get their hands dirty and try something new. Each one of them was happy to pitch in and because of their time and energy spent with us, we are a little bit closer to finishing up a new home for our neighbor.”
“It is always good to go out and do some community service,” said ETSU Head Coach Brad Irwin. “It gives the girls an opportunity to give back to the community as well as expanding their horizons as they were doing things they never did before.”
Along with helping with this project, the softball team has taken part in the Children’s Hospital Scarecrow 5K run, putting together food boxes around Thanksgiving at Good Samaritan, and reading to elementary school students at Woodland Elementary School as well as helping with the Jingle Bell 5K run this fall.
The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics takes pride in its community service activities and strives for 100 percent participation from its student-athletes, coaches and administrators throughout the year.
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