Foresters volunteer with Special Olympics

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2012-01-27
/uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/Athletics/2012-01-219512-26-0695476.jpgHUNTINGTON, Ind. - This past Saturday ten members of the Huntington University softball team joined forces with the Huntington County Special Olympics to volunteer at the Fifth Annual Huntington Invitational Basketball Tournament at Riverview Middle School and Horace Mann Elementary.

In all, 285 athletes on 34 teams from 15 different counties participated in the tournament. The Foresters spent the day keeping the scorebook, running the clock and managing the scoreboard.

This past fall Huntington University was recognized as a recipient of the NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award and Head Softball Coach Doug Gower wants to make sure his team is living out its five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

“I feel that volunteering for an activity like this gives people from the community an opportunity to get to know what my girls are about,” commented Coach Gower. “The more we interact with and give back to the community, the more people will want to follow our porgram. I have an awesome group of girls that Huntington can be proud of. In the end they had a great time with the athletes of Special Olympics, and we built a little more team chemistry!” 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 
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Ashley C. Smith
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Joanne Green
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