OLLU softball team spends Saturday morning volunteering at local food bank
Softball - Mon, Nov. 8, 2010
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 8, 2010) -- The Our Lady of the Lake University softball team spent Saturday morning taking part in a community service project with the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB).
The SAFB is a nonprofit organization that serves as a clearinghouse by receiving and storing truckloads of donated food, produce and other grocery products. SAFB distributes these items in manageable quantities to over 500 service agencies that help people in need.
The Saints helped separate a variety of food and placed them in banana boxes. Once packed, food bank staff loaded the boxes for delivery to families in the city of San Antonio, Bexar County and 15 surrounding counties reaching almost as far as Mexico. Paul Stevens guided the team throughout the process and indicated the women had completed one week of work in the four hours they volunteered.
All sports teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) enjoy volunteering in their communities as part of the NAIA Champions of Character program. The program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes and coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program.
For more information on the Champions of Character program, click on the logo below: www.championsofcharacter.org.