Baseball Completes "Shoremen Nine" Community Service Initiative
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College baseball team spent the fall semester embarking on various community service projects. As the list of community service grew and evolved, it was named the "Shoremen Nine," one community service project for every position on the field.
Early in the year, the team assisted with a pair of road races to raise money for various foundations. The Shoremen were also involved in local schools via the Character Counts program and Chestertown Halloween Parade. One of the more interesting projects involved helping out at the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, located on the Chesapeake Bay, by cleaning up garbage that had floated ashore - from tires to aluminum cans. The team also formed a partnership with Sacred Heart Church, located right down the street from the College, where the Shoremen assisted in a pair or projects. Finally, with the Holidays coming, the Shoremen teamed up with the Salvation Army by ringing the bell at the local supermarkets leading up to winter break and participated in a food drive for the Kent County Food Bank.