Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Jan. 5, 2004
On December 11, the Women's Softball Team visited the Ronald McDonald House Room at University Medical Center (UMC) and the UMC Children's Wing. The Ronald McDonald House exists to provide a home-away-from-home for families who have traveled to Tucson seeking medical treatment for their children.
The Ronald McDonald Room at the University Medical Center extends the RMH's care and comfort to families both near and far by creating a little piece of RMH right inside the hospital. The team dedicated two hours of the University's designated "Dead Day" during finals week to visit the hospital.
After first getting a tour from the Room's volunteers, the team spent the remaining time making stops in different rooms visiting with parents and young adults and playing with the children. Through the C.A.T.S. Community Service Program, individual student-athletes and teams served more than 40,000 Tucson community members during the 2002-2003 school year.
Although this was the first trip to UMC for the Softball Team this school calendar year, the team has already participated in numerous community outreach projects since August 2003.
For more information on the C.A.T.S. Community Service Program please contact Gretchen Bouton at 621-8362.