Blinn Athletic Dept to Support Adoption Awareness in 2014-15

By: Blinn College Email
By: Blinn College Email

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The Blinn College athletic department is partnering with Here I Am Orphan Ministries for the second year of its Adopt-a-Charity program.

Last August, Blinn announced that its athletic department would partner each year with a local non-profit organization. The program donated more than $1,200 to Adam’s Angels Ministry during its inaugural campaign as Blinn hosted an Adam’s Angels game during each of its six sports – football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. Gate proceeds from each Adam’s Angels game were donated to help local families facing childhood cancer.

This year’s Adopt-a-Charity partner, Here I Am Orphan Ministries, is a Christian non-profit ministry that cares for orphans through prayer, missions, education, advocacy and adoption awareness.

“The Blinn College athletic department is excited to help bring awareness to Here I Am Orphan Ministries,” Athletic Director Scott Schumacher said.

The Adopt-a-Charity program built upon the success of the Blinn baseball program’s Turn Back the Clock games, in which the Buccaneers would wear replica 1920s and ‘30s jerseys and donate a portion of gate proceeds to local charities.

In addition to the Adopt-a-Charity program, Blinn College athletes read at local elementary schools, host an annual baseball clinic for Washington County Little Leaguers, volunteer at the Adam’s Angels 5K dash, host basketball and volleyball clinics for First Baptist Church School students and dedicate a softball game each year to raising money for breast cancer awareness.

Last month, the NJCAA announced that Blinn’s baseball, softball and volleyball teams each earned 2013-14 all-academic recognition. Ninety Blinn athletes were named to the College’s Spring 2014 Don Wilhelm Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 29 NJCAA national championships since 1987, including the 2013 Division I volleyball title and the 2014 cheer and dance championships.

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