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Gallaudet baseball team volunteers time at Ronald McDonald House of Washington, D.C.

Gallaudet baseball team volunteers time at Ronald McDonald House of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University baseball team traded in their mitts and bats for rakes and tools, recently, when they volunteered time at the Ronald McDonald House of Washington, D.C., to help with indoor and outdoor household chores for the families that reside there. The Bison sent 14 student-athletes and two coaches to perform community service for over two hours at the end of April. The Bison team removed a tree and cleaned up the inside of the house.

Members of the Gallaudet University baseball team who participated in the community service project include; Mitchell Bensman (Russia, Ohio), Albert Blake (Derby, Conn.), Ben Coleman (St. Paris, Ohio), Zack Crawford (Newnan, Ga.), Ian Evans (Murphy, N.C.), Jake Grindstaff (New Market, Md.), Kyle Gumm (Dallas, Texas), Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.), Peter LoDuca (Great Necks, N.Y.), Kenny Long (Plainfield, Ind.), Chase Magsig (Hudsonville, Mich.), Tom Pangia (Hammonton, N.J.), Blake Phillips (Dalton, Ga.), Justin Strong (Charlotte, N.C.) and head coach Curtis Pride and assistant coach Saul Gevarter.

About Ronald McDonald's House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of 300 Chapters in more than 60 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs, enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together. To learn more about RMHC please log onto www.rmhc.org.