March 28, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Giving back to the community is a priority for all of Florida State University’s student-athletes. The Seminole softball team makes a strong effort throughout the year to perform countless hours of community service in the Big Bend area.
In the 2009-10 academic year, the softball squad completed an astounding 303 hours of community service, equaling roughly 14 hours per person. The team also had a 100 percent participation rate, finishing in third place for the Golden Community Service Award
Third-year head coach Lonni Alameda and the rest of the charitable Seminoles never see such fulfilling work as a mere chore. Instead, they relish the opportunity of impacting lives throughout the region and see themselves as not only FSU student-athletes, but active members who are ready to give back.
“A Florida State softball student-athlete has several duties to fulfill, and perhaps the most important one is giving back to the community. Every year our team puts in countless hours to better the lives of those who are in need throughout North Florida, and we get to experience such an amazing opportunity working side by side with our local community,” Alameda said.
It is just one of the many reasons why FSU has one of the most accomplished, well-rounded softball programs throughout the country.
Here are just some of the community service events FSU softball has participated in over the last year:
Ft. Braden School – Mentoring
Dick Howser Fundraiser
Holiday Food Drive
Haiti Relief Fund Volunteering
Miracle League of Tallahassee
Let Us Play Fundraiser
Springwood Elementary Literacy Week
Walk for Paws
Relay for Life
Student-Athlete Peer Mentor
Stop Child Trafficking Walk
FSU Kids Club
Leon County Humane Society
Second Harvest Food Bank