Baseball Continues to Help the Community with its Annual Adopt a Highway Campaign
Friday, October 5, 2012 - New Castle, DE
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2012-13 Wilmington University baseball team during the Adopt A Highway
Prior to the start of its fall, non-championship season, the Wilmington University baseball team took time away from the diamond to continue its annual Adopt A Highway program, cleaning the streets on Sunday, September 30.
“Anytime we can get out into the community and give back is a great day,” head coach Brian August, who will enter his ninth year at the helm of the Wildcats in the spring, said. “The community has been there for our baseball program through the years and we just want to show that we appreciate their support and want to give back.”
It is the fourth straight year August and his team has been a part of the Adopt A Highway campaign, starting the annual cleanup in 2008. The team swept through Route 273 between the First Baptist Church of New Castle and the backside of the New Castle Farmers’ Market.
“It’s great that our guys are able to get our here, come together as a team early in the season and get the job done. It will only help the each player and the team as a whole in the long run.”
In all, 35 players from the baseball team helped clean both sides of Route 273, clearing trash and debris along the highway.
The baseball team returns in 2013 as the two-time conference champions looking to progress forward towards a third straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament appearance in the spring.