Sailfish Softball Keeps with Tradition of Lending a Hand for the Holidays
November 27, 2012
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- While winning games is important to the Palm Beach Atlantic softball team, so is their work in the community. As has been the tradition for the past several years, the Sailfish softball team spent time during the week leading up to Thanksgiving helping prepare meals for the less fortunate through Christ Fellowship church.
The valuable time spent by the team is one of several projects the team has participated in during their offseason including other projects with the Quantum House and the St. Mark’s Neighborhood Autism Athletics Program (S.N.A.A.P.).
With each passing year the collective efforts of the Christ Fellowship Thanksgiving ministry see more volunteers and more meals made for those needing a hot meal in Palm Beach County.
This year’s efforts produced over 107,000 meals with truckloads of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and other traditional holiday food sent to needy families across the region.
While the PBA softball team’s role in the preparation seemingly changes year-to-year they always find a way to help with the on-going effort. This year’s duties included stocking baskets of vegetables and loading them onto tractor trailers.
They also were part of the massive loading of fresh turkeys to be delivered while even preparing placemats to go along with the delicious meals.