BOSTON, Mass. – Last week the UMass Boston men's ice hockey and softball teams continued to give back to the local community, as the hockey team participated in the Jumpstart's Read for the Record, while softball took part in the Buddy Walk to raise money and awareness for the National Down Syndrome Society.
Both teams have participated in these community events for the last two years and continue to play a major part in both organizations goals.
The hockey team spent the afternoon reading the children at the UMass Boston Early Development center. With their fellow coaches joining in, each child got to spend some one-on-one time with their favorite Beacons players and got to hear their favorite stories.
For softball their annual Buddy Walk so the Beacons walk for one of their biggest fans Matthew Gross. Excited to be a part of the great cause every member of the squad gave their weekend to help raise money and awareness for what has become one of the most recognizable events in the entire world. Led by head coach Natalia Ardagna the Beacons have made the annual event a part of their yearly traditions and will continue to help out the National Down Syndrome Society any way they can.
UMass Boston Athletics takes pride in working with the local community. Every team participates in a variety of events throughout the year, which has earned UMB local and national attention for their efforts and dedication.