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Herd Baseball Reaches Out To Community

Dec. 12, 2008

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Members of the Marshall University baseball team recently visited Pressley Ridge as part of voluntary community service efforts.

Pressley Ridge is a nonprofit international organization serving troubled youth ages 13-17. Thundering Herd players and coaches had the opportunity to meet and interact with the kids. Activities included pick-up basketball games, as well as talks on short-term and long-term goal setting.

"This was a great opportunity for us to show leadership and support for kids going through tough times," head coach Jeff Waggoner said. "It is important for us to do community service and give back to the community. Hopefully we were able to brighten their day and provide them with some hope for their future."

The team also visited the pediatric unit on the fifth floor of Cabell Huntington Hospital on Nov. 19. Players and coaches highlighted the event by visiting with children and handing out autographed baseballs.