Recently, the Coffee County Middle School Lady Raider softball team has been collecting non-perishable food items to give back to the community that greatly supports them.
The young ladies placed drop boxes at Al White Motors and Medley’s Diners and worked independently to receive enough donations to fill the bed of a pickup truck.
The players donated the food to the Gene Taylor/Steve Graves Christmas Foundation for their holiday food baskets for community members in need.
Head Coach Ashley Harrell Jernigan told On Target News that she is trying to use the sport we all love as a platform to teach these young ladies life lessons. Jernigan said, “I can think of no better way than to get them involved in charity and community involvement; it’s not all about softball. It’s about real life and developing good, hardworking young ladies.” The coach added, “I am so proud of the time and effort these girls have put into this effort to give back to the community that supports them in so many ways.”