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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2014) – Members of the ETSU baseball team spent time giving back to the community as the Bucs visited Mountain View Elementary on Wednesday morning.
ETSU baseball players spent time reading books to Mrs. Ford’s second grade class, while also playing math games.
“It’s always a great day when our players can spend some time with the young people in our community,” said head coach Tony Skole. “When you watch their engagement with these kids, it’s hard to tell who is having a better time – our players or the youngsters. Our athletic programs do an outstanding job with service in our community and this is something that is very important to our baseball program at ETSU. Whenever we get the opportunity, we always enjoy sending our players to visit with the elementary schools in our community.”
The class enjoyed the visit by the Buccaneers.
“The students were in awe of so many young men in their classroom at one time,” said Mrs. Ford. “Each of the players read a book to a second grader and played math games. Some of these players should be teachers. Jimmy (Nesselt) was explaining to three boys about volcanoes and even volunteered to return with a homemade volcano. The class was extremely sad to see the team leave. They are already asking when they can return!”
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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