Sailfish Softball Lends a Hand with Thanksgiving Ministry
December 15, 2010
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.- As has been their tradition the past three years, the Palm Beach Atlantic University softball team participated in an opportunity for team bonding just before the Thanksgiving Holiday but more importantly a way to give back to the community. Getting together at Firestation #3 in Palm Beach Gardens, the Sailfish softball team helped with the Christ Fellowship Thanksgiving ministry that involved preparing thousands of turkey and all the trimmings dinners for the less fortunate.
Over 1,000 volunteers came together the weeks before Thanksgiving to participate in this growing ministry that has helped needy families throughout South Florida.
This year’s efforts produced over 80,000 meals that included turkey, mashed potatoes, and other traditional Thanksgiving meals.
The PBA softball team was instrumental in working in a variety of areas of the assembly-line approach as they were directly involved with preparing meals, cleaning, trash pickup, and the loading and unloading of trucks that contained supplies and ingredients.
In what has become a tradition for the team, head coach Kimmy Bloemers and her squad continue to be thankful for their opportunity to serve in such a valuable ministry.