WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University baseball team came together and turned their attention from the upcoming conference championships to the District of Columbia (D.C.) community. On April 24, head coach Curtis Pride took his student-athletes to the Capital Area Food Bank in Northeast D.C., where they volunteered two hours to assist in preparing and packing a variety of foods and beverages. These boxed packages would be sent to various churches, homeless shelters and non-profit organizations to help needy families in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
The time spent at the Capital Area Food Bank displayed a great overall team effort for the Bison baseball team, as they received praise by Food Bank administrators for their quality hard work.
"It was a great experience for the team to do something good for the community by boxing up food and beverages for the needy families. It is extremely important for us to help those who are not as fortunate as we are," said Pride. "I am proud of the way my players went about their business with energy and enthusiasm."
The GU Baseball program is looking forward to returning to the Capital Area Food Bank in the future, continuing to build a lasting relationship with everyone there.
Gallaudet (24-13) jumps back into conference play when the Bison welcome Penn St.-Abington to campus this weekend for three games. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m.
Capital Area Food Bank
The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. CAFB is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks. Learn more about the Capital Area Food Bank by visiting its website www.capitalareafoodbank.org.