NASHVILLE---On Sunday, September 14, 2008 the Tennessee State University Softball team joined with the local Habitat for Humanity Chapter to help with the progress of the Timberwood development in north Nashville. The Tiger softball players and coaches workied on an assortment of activities including wrapping the exterior walls, attaching siding, and constructing a porch ceiling.
Sophomore outfielder Jill Gardner stated, "It was nice to be involved with the community, as well as a good bonding experience for the team. Being able to meet and work with the future homeowner was special and made our contribution seem more significant.”
Head softball coach Joyce Maudie reflects on the day commenting, "This was a tremendous day of service for the Tennessee State University softball program. We all learned new skills throughout the process. Working with Yonathan, the future homeowner was the best part of the experience. Our players and staff are blessed and it is important that we recognize the importance of serving others. It was extremely gratifying for our softball student-athletes to participate in this event. It was a fun and productive day!”
The Timberwood homes are single-family, three- to five-bedroom frame homes with approximately 1,100-1,500 square feet and have one and a half to two and a half baths. When this neighborhood is complete in 2010, Nashville Area Habitat will have built homes for more than 375 family members in Timberwood. The residents of Timberwood represent a diversity of races, religions and ethnic backgrounds..