Wilmington Baseball Continues to Help the Community with its Annual Adopt a Highway Campaign
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - New Castle, DE
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Prior to clearing the bases with one swing of the bat in their fall season, the Wilmington University baseball team took time away from the diamond to clear the street and continue its annual Adopt A Highway program on Saturday, October 12.
“Anytime we can get out into the community and give back is a great day,” head coach Brian August, who will enter his tenth 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 fifth 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.
In all, 40 players from the baseball team helped clean both sides of Route 273, clearing trash and debris along the highway.
The baseball team returns in 2014 as the three-time conference champions looking to progress forward towards a fourth straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament appearance in the spring.