SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 13, 2014) -- Members of the Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) softball team were invited to Edmund Lieck Elementary School in the Northside Independent School District last week. The women participated in the school's Fourth Annual World Series Academic Night, that featured popcorn, cotton candy and academic games revolving around the theme of baseball.
The school, which is located in the SeaWorld San Antonio area, invited the Saints to meet students and their parents, sign autographs and take photographs with the students. The women talked to the youngsters about the importance of staying in school and going to college.
OLLU and all its intercollegiate teams enjoy participating in community events and volunteering for nonprofit organizations as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character program that aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes and coaches. These five core values are respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship. OLLU shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program in all activities.
The Saints softball team are currently undergoing fall training and will host a Round Robin on Oct. 25 with Texas Glory 18-U and Schreiner University. On Nov. 8, the Saints will hold another Round Robin with the Challengers, St. Mary's University and Alvin Community College. The team will begin its official season in the spring.