ORANGEBURG, S.C. – In May, members of the 2015 South Carolina State softball team participated in a community service initiative called “Giving Back to the Community”, in which the team was challenged to find ways to give back to the Orangeburg Community.

The initiative was started by interim head softball coach Ron York and spearheaded by sophomore middle infielder Jasmine Harris as a way to return the support that the local Orangeburg Community provides to the softball team.

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The team partnered with CASA/Family Systems to find ways to assist with CASA’s mission of providing for the under-served youth in the Orangeburg community. The team made a monetary donation to assist in CASA’s work and was just one of the first steps in fulfilling the teams’ community service obligations set forth by York.

“The community consistently supported our softball program this year, whether it was by coming to campus to watch games or sending us well wishes while seeing us in the community,” Harris said. “Helping those in need in our community was just one way to show our individual and collective appreciation.”

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