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LSU Baseball Embraces Community Service

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE

LSUCommunityServiceBATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team continued to honor its commitment to community service recently when the Tigers participated in the Buddy Walk at South Park in Denham Springs, La. The Buddy Walk is designed to raise awareness and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.

“Community service is part of the responsibility of being an LSU baseball player,” coach Paul Mainieri said. “It’s important that our players interact with the public and attempt to make a positive impact upon the lives of others. It’s a very rewarding experience, and it gives our players a greater appreciation of their own lives.”

LSU players participating in the Buddy Walk included: Samuel Peterson, Ben Alsup, Nick Rumbelow, Matty Ott, Ryan Eades, Austin Nola, Forrest Garrett, Ty Ross,Mike Lowery, Marcus Davis, Matt Fury, Kurt McCune,Daniel Bradshaw, JaCoby Jones and Joe Broussard.

The Tigers log nearly 400 hours of community service each academic year. Last month, the team participated in the Halloween “Boozar” at LSU, as the players dressed in Halloween costumes and distributed candy to children in the Baton Rouge community.

The Tigers also regularly participate in children’s hospital visits in the Baton Rouge area, meeting with patients and their families while signing autographs, posing for pictures and lifting their spirits.