Spartans volunteer at Haynes-Inman Education Center
JAMESTOWN, N.C. – UNCG's softball team recently volunteered at the Haynes-Inman Education Center, a school for students with severe cognitive and/or physical disabilities.
All 17 team members and all four coaches spent a total of five hours there over two days, visiting and playing with the students.
"It was an absolutely pleasure to have the opportunity to work with the students at Haynes-Inman on two different occasions during our Spring Break week," coach Jennifer Herzig said. "All of our student-athletes and members of our coaching staff were deeply touched by their involvement with the Haynes-Inman students and their individual stories. Everyone we met, from physical education teacher Ms. Vicki Simmons to principal Kevin Carr to the teachers in each classroom, was so appreciative and thankful for our time; however, the true privilege was, without question, ours. We would like to extend a most sincere thank you to H-I for allowing us into your classrooms and your lives. Haynes-Inman has fans for life in the Spartan softball program, and we look forward to our next opportunity to go back and visit."
The Haynes-Inman Education Center serves approximately 100 students, from preschool age to 22 years old. Haynes-Inman is a public separate school that opened in August 2010.
UNCG, which took two of three from College of Charleston last weekend to open Southern Conference play, will head to Raleigh, N.C., for a doubleheader at NC State on Wednesday. First pitch for game one is set for 3 p.m.
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