SB: Softball gives back to the community
Sept. 17, 2012
By Michael Eldridge and Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – Ahead of its first practice of the fall, the Mavericks softball team made a trip to Mission Arlington to volunteer for its community over the weekend.
“The UT Arlington softball program feels that playing softball and representing this school and community is a privilege not a right,” UTA softball coach Kristie Fox said. “With all the great benefits college sports brings to our players lives we are very grateful and feel it is important to give back.”
This was the second volunteer trip for the softball team this year. The Mavericks helped helped Mission Arlington clean the Allan Saxe Dental Clinic and the Bob Mann Medical Clinic last week.
“Mission Arlington is right here on our doorstep, the people there have created a great system to help people in need in our community and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of it,” Fox said. We can’t wait to continue our relationship with Mission Arlington.”
The Mavs' community service acts don’t stop there. On Sept. 20, these ladies will share their skills with a local youth softball team. The following week, the Mavs will volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team will take on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star team in a slowpitch game in Fort Worth on Sept. 29 at LaGrave Field. The gates open at 11:00 a.m. and will feature a home run derby at 12:00 p.m. followed by a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. Among the many talented athletes and honorable military members in attendance will be UT Arlington’s own assistant softball coach, Meagan Denny-White.
"The softball program here at UT Arlington feels it's important to give back to the community," Fox said. "We truly feel our team and our sport can have a positive impact and set an example. We have great student athletes and I want to make sure the community gets to know these young ladies and that our players know exactly who they represent and who they play for."