DURHAM, N.C. – The Southern New Hampshire University baseball team spent nearly two hours Friday playing alongside and teaching children at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham, as part of its community engagement day at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.
Members of the Penmen baseball team and coaching staff gave baseball lessons to the kids, while also playing other outdoor games, such as football and soccer. They also took part in numerous activities indoors, including reading, dancing, basketball, ping pong and air hockey.
"It means a lot for us to partake in community service and give back to others," said senior shortstop Kyle Pangallo (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). "A lot of us are in a fortunate position we love to help the kids out and make an impact on their lives."
Fourth-seeded Southern New Hampshire opens the NCAA Division II Championship on Saturday, May 26 (3 p.m.) when it meets fifth-seeded Augustana (S.D.) University at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
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