PBA Softball Continues Tradition of Helping During the Holidays
January 6, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Palm Beach Atlantic head softball coach Kimmy Bloemers and her 20 players continued a team tradition over the holidays by giving of their time and efforts as part of the Big Heart Brigade ministry. The team spent a day ahead of Thanksgiving as part of a collective effort that prepared thousands of turkey dinners with all the trimmings for needy families in and around Palm Beach County.
The Big Heart Brigade is a program put on by Christ Fellowship church that has helped prepare over 100,000 meals for needy families each of the past several years. This marks the sixth straight year that the Sailfish softball team has made it a priority to help contribute to the cause.
“I always look forward to this time each year as we think of others and serve as a team,” said Bloemers. “It is refreshing to see my girls with incredible attitudes and willing hearts and the hard work is totally worth it in the end.”
The team members were involved in numerous parts of the project as they help cut turkeys, package containers of full meals, load trucks and even helping with the cooking.
“It felt great to give back to a community that has done so much for me,” said sophomore Aubree Murphy, a product of The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach.
Many of the Palm Beach Atlantic athletic teams are involved in team-wide volunteer efforts with the softball program a shining example of the impact being made in the community.