(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Greensboro College athletic teams are well-known for their talent and success on their respective fields of play, but quite often it is their contributions off the field that have the most impact on people’s lives. The Pride have been as active as ever in the recent weeks, volunteering with Special Olympics, Miracle League, local elementary schools and more.
One team that is heavily active in the community is the Greensboro College baseball team, who, under the direction of head coach Matt Aker, assisted in a recent weekend outing with Camp Carefree. Camp Carefree, located in Rockingham, NC, is a camp for young people suffering from chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Members of The Pride baseball team worked with a group of young adults with spina bifida, a developmental disorder in which the spinal cord does not form properly at birth. Players provided participants with opportunities for boating, fishing, and archery at the camp lake. Opportunities like these can be difficult to organize, but leave a lasting impression on everyone involved.
“Our program and our coaches are very proud of these guys for giving their time to such a worthy cause and these great kids,” said Coach Aker. “This was our first experience with Camp Carefree and hopefully the GC Baseball Team can be more involved in their future events. We hope that our players leave Greensboro College with an enlightened sense of community, as well as a great education!”
Special appreciation for their caring and kind manner was expressed to certain players, including: Jack Bishop, Logan Harris, James Feldmann, Tony Folsom, and Gary Moses.
For more information regarding Camp Carefree of similar programs, visit their website at http://www.campcarefree.org/
Story Link: http://www.greensborocollegesports.com/sports/bsb/2011-12/releases/20111005v3f6pg
(Greensboro College Sports Information Press Release)