SignUp
The softball team helps out with the Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
Softball team takes time to give back to community
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Thursday 10/29/2013 14:38:08 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop
GRAND FORKS, N.D -- Having won the femal team community service award the past two years at UND, the University of North Dakota softball team is continuing the tradition of giving this season.

During four Saturdays this fall, the softball team has worked with the Special Olympics bowling program at Liberty Lanes in East Grand Forks, Minn.

“It’s inspiring to watch our student-athletes work with other athletes in the community," head coach Eric Oakley said. "The relationship between Special Olympics and UND Softball, which was established before I arrived here, is a very strong one. We support them with their bowling, and they come to our games and support us. Our team truly values the time spent we spend with these athletes. We are thankful that they include us each year.”

“It’s very rewarding to be a part of it, and I really enjoy working with the athletes and it's great to see how excited and appreciative they are" senior pitcher Caralyn Chewning said.

The softball team is back-to-back winners of the UND Night of Champions Female Team Community Service Award.

UND falls to NDSU in season opener
North Dakota State defeated North Dakota 1-0 on Friday at Dacotah Field. Senior goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen made eight saves tonight for UND in the loss. The Bison goal was scored by Lauren... MORE
Volleyball season preview
Endless Dedication. It's a saying that keeps finding its way into conversations with first-year head coach Mark Pryor about his team. A dedication to tirelessly go at maximum effort and be... MORE
UND-NDSU to resume football rivalry
University of North Dakota Athletic Department officials announced on Friday that a contract has been signed for its football program to renew its rivalry with in-state foe North Dakota State MORE
Thank you fans! UND ready to kick off season
The rains held off on a beautiful night at Memorial Stadium. The University of North Dakota football team and Midco Sports Net welcomed supporters at the third annual Fan Fest. MORE
Track and field program unveils captains, schedule
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Head coach Kevin Galbraith announced today the student-athletes who will captain the University of North Dakota's men's and women's track and field teams in 2014-15. MORE

advertisement