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12U Storm Gets Loud for Special Olympics Athletes with Volunteer to Cheer Event

Updated Monday March 4, 2019 by Beth Jones.

On Sunday, February 24th, more than 20 youth baseball players from the Arlington Storm 12U teams attended the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament at Episcopal High School in Alexandria. 

The players and their parent chaperones brought their A-games for an important job: cheer! 12U Storm players made signs and lots of supportive noise, cheering on Special Olympics athletes as they competed in their regional hoops tournament.

The Special Olympics event, called “Volunteer to Cheer,” is the first in a series of planned volunteer activities aimed at instilling sense of community giving while reinforcing teamwork among the players. Running through the spring 2019 season, Arlington Storm Baseball is piloting this community engagement initiative with the 12U teams before rolling it out broadly among the remaining age groups from 8 to 11.

Next up: the Arlington Storm 12U teams is organizing two volunteer nights at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to help bag grocery items for Arlington families in need. Those dates are March 8th and April 1st.