Softball Volunteers At Habitat for Humanity
Monday, January 23, 2012 | by Justin Glover (@Jglove3)
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photo by Dennis Synder
photo by Dennis Synder

FORT MYERS, Fla. – This past weekend, the FGCU softball team took time out of their busy schedule to help Habitat for Humanity paint an entire house for a deserving family in Lee County.

The Green and Blue volunteered numerous hours over the weekend to help prepare the home for its delivery to its new owners later this week.

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.

“Southwest Florida has been so great to FGCU, our athletics program and specifically to our softball team, that we always want to take advantage of an opportunity to give back,” said head coach David Deiros. “By participating in a project with Habitat for Humanity, we are helping someone realize the American dream of owning a home and they in turn will do the same for someone else. Not to mention, our student-athletes helped to accelerate completion of the project as we are two-for-two this year as “closers”, way to go Eagles!”

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 their season opener on Feb. 10-12 at the USF Tournament in Tampa, Fla. FGCU has 11 returners from last year’s squad that went 31-25, including a 14-6 record in the Atlantic Sun.