MACON, Ga. – With its fall season in the rearview and first pitch of the 2018 season approximately 2.5 months away, the Mercer baseball program shifted its focus to community service throughout Middle Georgia during the month of November.
The team’s student-athletes lent a hand at organizations including the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Goodwill and ACE. Multiple Bears surpassed their required six hours of community service over the course of the month, resulting in strong bonds between the program and community organizations throughout Middle Georgia.
Players sorted through canned goods and helped assemble food baskets at the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. At Goodwill, players rolled silverware and helped assemble decorations for the Goodwill GALA dinner. The Bears who participated in the ACE program spent time reading to elementary children while giving them the scoop on what it is like to be a Mercer student-athlete.
Senior catcher JT Thomas:
“It was great to have the opportunity to give back to the community. It makes you realize how lucky we have it to play this game, day-in, day-out, and it really puts things in perspective when you help others who might not be as fortunate.”
Senior outfielder Jackson Ware:
“I really enjoy community service because it is an opportunity for us to give back to the Macon community. The city of Macon has done a great job supporting us and we want to make them proud.”
Freshman pitcher Caleb Mitchell:
“Sometimes it is easy to take for granted how blessed we are, so to give back is truly a pleasure. I’m grateful that Mercer Baseball has given us opportunities to serve the community in a variety of ways.”