Softball Lends Helping Hands at Ronald McDonald House

Members of the UAB softball team prepare a meal Tuesday night for members of the Ronald McDonald House.

Jan. 15, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB softball team took time out from its schedule this week to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Tuesday night in efforts to enhance UAB’s community service coverage and provide services to the Birmingham area.

“Our softball student-athletes have an ‘Attitude of Gratitude,’ head coach Marla Townsend said. “We prepared a spaghetti dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and left with our hearts so full of love from those we came in contact with.”

The team offered a helping hand and participated in serving meals to the children and families under the charity’s operation.

“Team 15 takes pride in giving back to the community that supports us so well,” Townsend said. “Although we set out to help others, we grew so much and are so thankful for the opportunity.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, Inc. (RMHCA) is committed to enhancing the lives of children and families, with a primary emphasis on facilitating access to pediatric health care for residents of Alabama and adjacent states.

RMHCA provides a safe, affordable, supportive ‘home-away-from-home’ for sick or injured children and their families when they travel to Birmingham for medical treatment, and a place to rest and re-group while only steps from their sick child's bedside at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

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