Date: April 22, 2013
SUBJECT: BOBCAT “BASEBALL FOR HEROES”
By: Tyler Lopez
On Saturday, April 13, the College of the Ozarks Baseball Team, Christian Psychology Club (CPC), and the Physical Education Majors and Minors Club (PEMM Club) joined the local community for Baseball for Heroes, wherein students and community members attended a Bobcats baseball game and brought baseball gloves and balls to be sent overseas to troops in Afghanistan.
More than 120 balls and gloves were collected. In addition, more than 100 “thank you” messages were video recorded to be sent to the troops. The collected equipment will be sent to C of O Associate Professor of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel James Schreffler and the 135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion.
Col. Schreffler’s wife, Mrs. Julie Schreffler, threw out the first pitch to start the College of the Ozarks Bobcats vs. Waldorf College Warriors conference double header. Also present was SFC D.W. McCall of the Missouri Army National Guard.
“I think the support the baseball team, CPC, PEMM Club and the rest of C of O has provided my unit has been tremendous, “ said Schreffler. “It truly is an example of living our patriotic mission.”