NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State softball team took part in a piece of the program’s year-round series of community service and voluntary efforts. The Tigers spent Saturday, Sept. 10 volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee with their summer picnic in Bellevue.
“This was a great opportunity to serve within the think, work, serve mantra here at Tennessee State University,” said head coach Tom Opdenbrouw. “Our student athletes were able to give back while serving the community and getting to work with others in the area."
The team was responsible for facilitating field games, board games, arts and crafts, serving food and face painting, while spending time with the kids. The Tigers softball program has had a strong partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters over the years, including each of the three seasons under coach Opdenbrouw.
“We are very fortunate to partner with such a distinguished organization and we are grateful that CEO Carlyle Carroll afforded us with this worthwhile opportunity,” Opdenbrouw commented.
The Tigers began practice on Sunday in preparation for their non-traditional fall season. TSU will start play as part of the Play-4-Tay Tournament at Tiger Field on Sept. 24. The Big Blue will host to Indiana Univ. Southeast, Spalding, and Austin Peay.