PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania softball team engaged in a pair of service projects last week at the nearby Ronald McDonald House and Old First Reformed United Church of Christ.
The squad first put their baking skills to work, cooking up dozens of chocolate cookies and brownies and hand-delivering them to the Ronald McDonald House. The baked goods were provided to the families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House, while their children seek treatment at one of the local Philadelphia hospitals.
They followed that up with a trip to the Old First Reformed United Church of Christ last Saturday to cook a meal for the homeless. The team came out in full force to put together a breakfast composed of pancakes, eggs, sausage and fruit --feeding more than 80 people.
“It was awesome to have our team help out at the Ronald McDonald House and the Old First Reformed United Church of Christ,” said senior captain Kanani Datan. “Any time you can get involved with the Philadelphia community, especially these two terrific organizations, you hope you can make as big an impact as possible.”
“We're so fortunate to be in a position where we can help those in need,” added senior captain Lauren Li. “These are the kind of off-the-field experiences that we can look back on and be proud of."