MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - The Berry College softball team has announced additional details for their silent auction to be held on Saturday, April 15th in support of Rome Special Olympics.
During the Vikings' final regular-season home game, the team will be hosting a silent auction open to the public with proceeds going to support the Rome Special Olympics group. Donations are still being accepted and can be submitted to head coach Cori Thiermann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last-minute donations will also be accepted on gameday.
Currently, items up for grabs are:
- Original Navy Berry Softball Jerseys
- Italian Coffee Package
- 2 Citgo Gift Cards
- 2 Berry/Softball Door Hangers
- Stadium Blanket
- Dick's Sporting Good Gift Card
- Socks and Bird Book
- 2 Water Color Prints
- "Save the Bees" Spa Basket
- Giant Bicycle
- 3 Planters w/ plants
- Broad Street Sweets
- 2 special Berry Softball Prints
Berry, who recently clinched their fifth consecutive Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular-season title, has partnered with the Rome Special Olympics group all year in conjunction with the conference-wide initiative announced prior to the season.
Keeping in line with the NCAA Division III partnership launched back in 2011, the goal is to enhance the lives of the student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes through a mutual learning experience, provide a platform for recognition of Special Olympics athletes and Division III student-athletes within their communities, and raise awareness of Special Olympics, its programs and services.
So far this year, the Vikings have partnered with the Challengers Sports program, a sports league sponsored by the Floyd County Special Olympics. Prior to the start of the season, the team volunteered with the Challengers basketball teams, and when the Vikings played Sewanee at home on Friday, March 3rd, athletes from the Challengers program came out to the game to be recognized. The Challengers team members were able to take the field with the Vikings and run out to each position with the athletes.
Berry sports information provided this report