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Lancer softball team hits home run for Roanoke City Mission

Lancer softball team hits home run for Roanoke City Mission

RIVERSIDE (May 23, 2012) -- The CBU Lancer softball team did more than win a championship when they traveled to the 2012 NCCAA Softball National Championship in May. They began their visit by donating time to community service in Roanoke, Va.

The women and their coaches worked on the Campbell House, a house just acquired by Roanoke’s City Mission to serve as a community center and transitional home for those who need shelter. The team gutted two rooms in the house and removed a brick structure in the living room that used to house a wood burning stove. They also tilled the Kid’s Garden, which will be used to teach children a skill and help provide food for their families.

“These girls came ready to work and knocked out some walls, even though they had practice the same day and four games the next morning,” said Chelsea Charpia, who works at the mission. “The coaches even got involved and cut down the overgrown shrubbery in front of the house. Needless to say there were a lot of ‘runs’ scored Wednesday morning around the Campbell House,” Charpia added.

The Lancers won the championship game against Campbellsville University 9-1.

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