Greensboro College Baseball Volunteers at Camp Carefree

Posted by Press Release on October 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Members of the Greensboro College baseball team volunteered at Camp Carefree on September 8 to help provide a fun, active experience for young adults with Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is a developmental disorder in which the spinal cord does not form properly.

Camp Carefree, near Stokesdale N.C., enables young people with chronic illnesses and disabilities to spend time together while participating in outdoor activities, all at no cost. Camp Carefree receives no governmental support and relies upon donations and volunteers, such as the Pride baseball team.

Players assisted campers during a weekend filled with horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and archery.

“I am really proud that our players recognize that their position in life affords them the opportunities to help others,” said head coach Matt Aker. “These guys volunteered their time freely and it was refreshing to see how truly dedicated they are to making the world around them better.”

Camp staff expressed appreciation for their caring, kind and gentle manner to Cody York , Harrison Hall , Daniel Longworth, Drew Baranosky, Nathan Taylor, Kyle Schmidt, and Luke Cordonnier. Assistant coach David Green organized and led the Pride players during this fun and educational day.


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