January 26, 2013

Islanders Softball Gives Back Through Habitat for Humanity

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CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team volunteered their time Saturday morning helping Habitat for Humanity in the Coastal Bend. The Islanders took a break from team practices to put their talents and muscles to the test in helping construct a home for a special family.

"We participated in numerous jobs during the day but also the girls were able to come together and bond as a team while having fun," Pitching Coach Sarah Pauly said. "We wanted them to understand that what they have is a privilege and to appreciate what they have."

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that helps make affordable and safe shelter for those in need. The Islanders have wanted to do this project for some time and Saturday brought the perfect opportunity.

"Through the hard work we found a way to have fun and we kept in mind why we are out here," junior Valerie Perez said. "At the end of the day a little hard work we put in will go a long way."

The Islanders painted walls inside the home, trimmed and worked in the yard, while adding their own flavor to the home.

The Islanders will open the season in Austin, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 7, against Texas on the Longhorn Network. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. 

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