Roberson Baseball Pitches in for PEP

Roberson Baseball Pitches in for PEP
Posted on 11/18/2020
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By Tim Reaves
BCS Communications Department

The T.C. Roberson Baseball team is making life a little easier for Progressive Education Program (PEP) families this Thanksgiving.

Led by seniors, the team members split into smaller groups; shopped for non-perishable, Thanksgiving-themed food; and filled 40 boxes. The food boxes could reduce the number of grocery store runs for PEP families and ease logistical strains as COVID-19 continues to cause disruptions.

“We’re showing that we’re about more than just playing baseball, chasing wins and titles,” said senior first baseman and pitcher Noah Sorrells. “We want to affect our community, our school, and to touch lives.”

“This is about putting others first,” added senior pitcher Brice Anders. “And we, as seniors, want to set an example for the younger players.”

Inside the school, school social worker Carisa Hooks sorted through some of the boxes. She’s delivered many of the boxes to families since the baseball team’s big drop-off on Friday, Nov. 20.

“They’re very grateful, and they feel the love,” she said. “The baseball team’s relationship with our program is really special.”

The team has a deep partnership with PEP. In past years, players have served as prom escorts, peer tutors, and they have hosted an adaptive baseball league during the summer. They helped build additional handicap-accessible seating at the baseball stadium, and PEP students have thrown the first pitch at home games.