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Eight members of the Anne Arundel Community College Pioneers Women’s Softball Team volunteered for a day of service with the Habitat for Humanity for the Chesapeake. "It was a great team bonding experience and a productive way to help people. I would gladly do it again," said returning sophomore Shelby Smith, a Glen Burnie High School graduate.
Before working on the house, Anne Arundel Community College Pioneers Women’s Softball Team members were trained to use the table saw, toe-nail studs and how to make the walls flush and level. Kasey McDowell, an incoming freshman from Broadneck High School, said, "It was a very rewarding experience. I felt like the team was truly making a difference to a family in need."
The Anne Arundel Community College Pioneers Women’s Softball Team found its day of community service with Habitat for Humanity rewarding. The team was allowed to leave well-wishes in “stud graffiti” for the new homeowners to find at a later time.
Feb. 27, 2013
The Anne Arundel Community College Pioneers Women’s Softball Team joined new coach, Renee Ferguson, for a day of community service and teambuilding on Saturday, Feb. 16, when they volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
Coach Ferguson saw this as an opportunity for her new team to get to know one another off the field.
“Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer program is a great way for teams of all kinds to come together and see what they can accomplish by working together,” she said. “The ladies and I not only gained usable skills for the future, we gained greater insight into each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and that will surely benefit us on the field this season."
Eight Pioneers were trained in framing skills and then helped rough-in the basement of a home in the Orchard Ridge Community in Baltimore. They learned to operate a table saw, toe-nail studs and how to make the walls flush and level.
Habitat for Humanity utilizes volunteers to help build affordable homes in the Chesapeake Bay area, which are sold at no profit through no-interest loans to the qualified homebuyers who work alongside the volunteers.
The team’s first game is a home opener on March 2 when it takes on the Delaware Technical and Community College-Georgetown “Roadrunners” in a doubleheader starting at noon at the field on the AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.