Sailfish Softball Gives Back

Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant

LAKE WORTH, Fla.- The Sailfish Softball team took time out of their busy schedules to help out with another team on the morning of September 12th. The ‘Fish helped out with the local Special Olympics bowling tournament at the Greenacres Bowling Alley in Lake Worth.

The Sailfish helped orchestrate the event while also encouraging the athletes as they bowled.

“Seeing an athlete’s exciting during their bowling experience was extremely heartwarming.” Sophomore Jana Wagner stated. “I felt proud watching the athletes compete, even though I had never worked with them before. They were all just so incredibly special.”

Senior Karina Langer described the day “it was so fun being able to help them out. It always feels so rewarding when getting to help with the Special Olympics.” She also added, “It is truly a blessing to work with each and every one of the athletes; they are a source of pure joy.”

Head Coach Kimmy Bloemers said, “Eight years ago, my nephew CJ was diagnosed with autism. My heart is full when spending time with people with special needs and I felt blessed to help the Special Olympics event this fall. It was a very fun event. It was very rewarding to see my players get so invested in the athletes, and seeing how happy this made the athletes.”

The ‘Fish will also be partaking in the heart brigade Thanksgiving outreach in association with Christ Fellowship this November.

With all the fun aside, the Sailfish gear up for business as they kick off their preseason in a few days, as they travel to Gainesville to play two-time defending national champions University of Florida on Sunday, Oct. 11 with first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.
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