Recently selected as the Sun Conference Team of Character, Keiser University Seahawk Softball players launched their fall volunteer season by participating in a food distribution effort.
Initiated by Coach Terri Knecht as part of the team’s participation in the Compassion Games, an eleven-day global community engagement experience that promotes acts of kindness, the group visited the Palm Beach Outlets to hand out bags of rice, eggs, pasta, milk, and more as part of the Tree of Life Resource Center’s distribution effort. “I had seen the organization featured on the news over the summer and gave them a call to ask how we could help. Meghan Mayo, the group’s Community Resource Director was excited to have us participate, and we’re thankful that the initiative will likely grow as we welcome additional Seahawk volunteer teams throughout the season,” said Knecht.
The team is also practicing diligently as they look forward to their first game in the spring of 2021. “In addition to their hard work on the field, I am very proud of our group’s willingness to serve our community. As they roll up their sleeves, they get a feel for the enormous impact they can make, and later in life will feel comfortable carrying on the tradition wherever they call home,” smiled Knecht.
Located in West Palm Beach, The Tree of Life Resource Center is open to assist the local community in need. It is currently distributing necessities and accepting donations including non-perishable food items, baby and pet supplies, cleaning and paper products, basic first-aid essentials, bottled water, antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, and more.