PhilaU Baseball Helps Local Organizations

1st Annual Wawa Wiffle Ball Classic
1st Annual Wawa Wiffle Ball Classic

Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University men's baseball team took a trip to Campbell's Field in Camden, NJ to volunteer in the 1st Annual Wawa Wiffle-Ball Classic on Saturday September 18th. Members of the team served as the official umpires for the event that helped raise funds for Access Sports, an organization that provides underprivileged children tickets to professional sporting events in the area.

Pamela Warner, who serves on the board for Access Sports, told head baseball coach Pat Horvath that the day was, "…a huge success, in large part to your baseball team."

Along with over 5,000 other participants, the Philadelphia University men's baseball team turned out on Sunday October 10th at the Philadelphia Art Museum to volunteer for the 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk. The team was onsite from the early hours of the mourning until well after the event's close. They contributed to the overall success of the event which raised over $330,000 for breast cancer research.

When asked about the 'Making Strides' event, senior third baseman Anthony DiFrancesco remarked, "We were giving an opportunity to help out a great cause since we were so close. Every one of us has a mom, sister, aunt and there is a possibility that this may impact our lives in some way."

The Philadelphia University men's baseball team then volunteered their time at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 'Walk to Cure Diabetes' on Sunday October 24th. Their service helped to benefit the organization that is focused on finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.The team arrived early to help set up tables and provide refreshments to those participating in the walk as well as the 5K run. They handed out fruit, water and various sugar-free sweets as well as lending a hand to anyone who needed it.

The Philadelphia University men's baseball helped a local farm "Henry Got Crops" on Friday October 29th. The team planned on donating their time at the farm for Philadelphia University's Annual Day of Service, but had to cancel due to bad weather. Nonetheless, they fulfilled their promise and worked hard for the organization that provides food for the local community as well as educational opportunity for students at Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences.