Softball Pitches In At Habitat for Humanity
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 | by Justin Glover (@Jglove3)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU softball team took time out of their busy schedules this fall to help Habitat for Humanity rehab a home for a deserving family in Lee County.

The Eagles volunteered their time to clean, paint, lay tile and install window blinds, among other projects.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. The organization helps build with people in need regardless of race or religion. They welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Junior centerfielder Mariah Fernandez (Cape Coral, Fla./North Fort Myers) is the daughter of Habitat for Humanity Director Miguel C. Fernandez, III.

“It was a really meaningful experience for them,” said Miguel C. Fernandez, III. “They were super excited about helping a family realize the American Dream. The Players conversed throughout the day while they worked, wondering if the family would like what they had helped finish.”

The positive experience has the Eagles encouraging everyone to “step up to the plate” and “pitch in” with Habitat for Humanity.

The Green and Blue are preparing for the spring season with nine returners from last year’s squad that went 31-25, including a 14-6 record in the Atlantic Sun.