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Lady Toppers deliver Halloween treats to Niswonger patients

Contributed • Oct 25, 2018 at 9:15 AM

The Science Hill softball team will have to wait until the Spring to hit the field, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a difference together in the process.

Members of the Science Hill softball team, led by seniors Mackenzie Smith and McKenzie Powell, along with sophomore Sejal Neas, decided they wanted their team to be more involved with one another off the field. So they decided to make “BooBags” to deliver to children at Niswonger Children’s Hospital just before Halloween.

“I think it was important to give back because it helps people who are not as fortunate as we are and are in need,” Science Hill senior Mackenzie Powell said. “In doing so, it is a great way for the team to grow closer in a way that benefits everyone. We can do and accomplish more as a team than we can individually, and this proves that before we even start softball.”

The bags were stuffed with fun items like Play-Doh, glow sticks and stickers, which will hopefully bring a bit of joy to children going through a tough time.

“Something like this shows you it’s really so much more than softball,” Science Hill coach Jerry Higgins said. “It’s about being a better you. It’s about giving back and loving big. It’s about realizing that together we can do more. It’s about becoming the strongest team we can be.”

After the delivery at Niswonger the team enjoyed a chili supper together and talked about their hopes and dreams for the year as well as team goals. The Lady Toppers kick off their season at the beginning of March.

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