|Mount Aloysius Baseball Team Helps Kids “Bundle Up” for Winter||10/11/2012|
Cresson, Pa. – For families experiencing hard times, winter can be especially cruel so for the past seven years the Mount Aloysius College baseball team has pitched in to help. They did it again this year, helping over 50 western Pennsylvania families get warm outerwear for their kids and seniors. Called “Project Bundle-Up,” The Mountie ball players are part of a joint effort involving JC Penney’s at Johnstown’s Galleria Mall, a Pittsburgh telecaster and the Salvation Army.
Mount Aloysius President Tom Foley applauded the young men for selfless community service. “These student-athletes continue to shine on and off the field, in season and off,” he said. “Throughout the College, the notion of giving back to the community is something we highlight and truly value,” he said. President Foley added that “our coaches understand that while we certainly like to win on the field, we also want our student-athletes to win in the classroom and to embody the spirit of service in their lives. Project Bundle Up is a great example of embracing a core value and turning it into service, helping those in need.”
Mountie Baseball Coach Kevin Kime helped organize the service effort. “The coaching staff really enjoys the interaction as our 32 players help boys and girls and their parents pick out winter coats and other items,” said Coach Kime. “JC Penney allows us to use their facility after their normal closing time. It means a late night but we wouldn’t trade the experience for anything,” he added. “The clothing is paid for by The Salvation Army and we are honored to help our neighbors in this way. Everyone looks forward to it.”
Senior third basemen Aaron Kovach said, "we are blessed with much good fortune in our lives, so it is very fulfilling to help out those who are less fortunate.
MAC Bundle Up 1 - Mountie Pitcher, Dan Resavy, a freshman from Harrisburg, Pa. helps a young lady select her winter coat for the cold days ahead. Members of the Mount Aloysius College baseball team, seen waiting for clients, discuss the finer points of helping active youngsters find the right style for winter.
MAC Bundle Up 2 - Another Mount Pitcher, Kyle Lawson, a senior from Cranberry Township, Pa. patiently helps a pre-schooler find the right fit.
MAC Bundle Up 3 – Although not Mountie colors, Mountie Infielder Alex Martin, a senior from Johnstown, thinks a red jacket might be best for this future major leaguer.