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FPC Softball team making a difference in the community

December 19, 2011

(L to R) Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball players Sabrina Martinez, Madilyne Logan, Dierdre Foree, Cheyenne Ford, and Christina Florence spent time ringing bells for the Salvation Army at United Supermarket. COURTESY PHOTO

The Frank Phillips College softball team recently braved the cold weather to help a great cause. Earlier this month, the team spent the afternoon in front of the United Supermarket in Borger ringing bells for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Charity.
“The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners often are included.
Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.
Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.” Salvation Arm Website
This marks the third event this fall that the Lady Plainsmen softball team has been involved with. They worked earlier this year with Habitat for Humanity to do work to an existing home and helped clean the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo to help the families of the children who stay there.
“I believe it is important to be out doing community service projects because not only does it raise the teams awareness of things that occur outside of the normal everyday activities and opportunities that these young women see but it also helps promote our great sport and school that we work for or attend.” Head Women’s Softball Coach Lucas Grider

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