BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston softball concluded their Fall Ball season in a big way last week, as the Beacons hosted their annual "Think Pink" Fall Ball Tournament and participated in two other service projects.
In addition to hosting their first annual "We Do It For Wall" Fall Ball Tournament, the Beacons also participated in the 19th Annual Buddy Walk & Harvest Fair and became the second UMass Boston athletics team to volunteer at the Pine Street Inn.
The Beacons opened the week by volunteering at the Buddy Walk on Sunday October 11, which benefits the National Down Syndrome Society. As part of the Matthew's Troops team, the softball team takes part in volunteering, cheering and being a great resource for the race organizers.
On Monday, the Beacons hosted Division II Stonehill College and Division III Simmons College for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fall Ball Tournament. This year, the Beacons donned pink shirts with the initials KW and the number 11 on the sleeves, in honor of UMass Boston Hall of Famer Katherine Wall.
The former Beacons softball great passed away from breast cancer in September. UMass Boston honored Wall by selling t-shirts to raise money for the Katherine Wall Foundation and the Beacons also donned pink socks and pink headbands to show support for the cause.
On October 15th, the team did their part at the Pine Street Inn. Softball marks the second team to continue this year-long campaign and partnership with the Pine Street Inn. Student athletes were able to take part in learning about what the Pine Street Inn has to offer to the Boston community and it's importance in Boston. Once the information and tour ended the team had a chance to be, as the Women's Basketball team before them, a part of the food prep and service team.
Softball will open their season in March, when they travel to Florida for THE Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.