Sailfish Softball Continues Thanksgiving Tradition with Community Service
December 12, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.- Just before a break from classes during the Thanksgiving holidays, the Palm Beach Atlantic University softball team took time out to volunteer for a day by assisting with preparing Thanksgiving meals for needy South Florida families. The event marked the fourth straight year the Sailfish have participated in this worthwhile cause put on by the Christ Fellowship church in Palm Beach Gardens.
All 18 of the current PBA softball players along with head coach Kimmy Bloemers and assistant coach Ron Kotouch were on hand as part of the collective effort to prepare meals for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The PBA participants assisted in the preparation of cranberry sauce as well as gravy as over 102,000 meals were put together during the few weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The PBA Softball team was part of a collective effort of over 1,000 volunteers who gathered and gave of their time at different locations throughout Palm Beach County.
“This was an amazing time together as a team,” said Bloemers.
“We spent four hours together filling cranberry sauce in containers, boxing them up, and doing the same with gravy. This is a team tradition that allows us to serve and give back to our community,” continued Bloemers.
A native of Palm Beach County, Bloemers is entering her sixth season at the helm of the PBA softball program with the team set to officially begin their season upon returning from the Christmas holiday break.