MONDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2013
JU Baseball Staying Active In The Community
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University baseball program is proud to be part of the First Coast Community and makes a point to give back when ever they can. The Dolphins volunteered their time again this past Sunday taking part in a carnival event at Tom Busch Mazda in Orange Park.
Member of the JU baseball team interacted with kids of all ages as they assisted with face painting, carnival games, a bounce house slide and more.
“Our student-athletes understand the responsibility they have as role models and feel a special relationship with the City of Jacksonville,” said JU Head Coach Tim Montez. “We are greatly appreciative of all the support we receive from the community and cherish any opportunity we have to give back and have a positive impact.”
In addition the event this pat weekend, the Dolphins have teamed up with the Miracle League of Jacksonville this fall. On three separate weekends this fall members of the team have taken time to assist, instruct and interact with the kids in the league which is designed for kids with special needs and disabilities.
“The excitement you see not only on the kids, but the parents faces is indescribable,” said Montez of the Dolphins involvement with the league. “It is truly heartwarming. Its safe to say that our student-athletes get just as much out of the experience as they kids they are helping to instruct. To see the obstacles the kids in the league overcome just to be a part of this beautiful game is humbling.”
The Miracle League plays at Lew Brantley Field in Jacksonville. The Dolphins will join the action again on Nov. 16