Softball lends a hand in Greeley community
GREELEY -- Northern Colorado softball officially capped its 2010 fall exhibition season recently by taking part in a few community-service projects in and around the Greeley community.
The Bears lent a hand at Weld Food Bank on Oct. 11 spent some time with some budding softball players at Dos Rios Elementary School in Evans on Oct. 13 and then helped out with some arts-and-crafts projects at Bonnell Nursing Home in Greeley on Oct. 14.
"The girls really enjoyed working together to benefit the Greeley community and now look forward to participating in more events," said Northern Colorado assistant coach Aryn Henneke, who headed up the Bears' service push.
The players helped sort and organize various food items at Weld Food Bank before turning their attention a couple days later toward tutoring and playing games with the Dos Rios students.
The Bears then put hands to paper and glue at Bonnell, helping some of the residents there with some art projects and providing an ear for some interesting stories from some of Greeley's oldest residents.
"Getting to volunteer at Dos Rios Elementary 'After School' program was a fulfilling and inspirational experience for all of us," said Northern Colorado junior outfield Kaylyn James. "It opened our eyes to the community around us and gave us a chance to demonstrate the possiblities of success to children who are seeking positive guidance. That left a smile on our faces as well as the students."