Aztec Softball Volunteers at The Color Run
Nov. 7, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
Over the weekend, the San Diego State softball team volunteered at The Color Run on Saturday (Nov. 3), a 5K run that benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.
The mission of The Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better. The vision or the organization is for all children to achieve success in life.
The racing competitors in the 5K run wore white shirts to start. As they passed each kilometer of the race, they were blitzed by volunteers (and the Aztec softball team), sponsors and staff with color paint (yellow, orange, pink or blue). Once the competitors finished, the softball team got some paint of their own to spray each other, doing their best to come back to campus without any clean shirts.
The SDSU softball team had a great time at the event and continues to reach out to the community with a variety of projects.
San Diego State is coming off a 32-24 season in 2012, advancing to the NCAA tournament for a school-record fifth consecutive year and capturing its fifth Mountain West title. The Aztecs went 2-2 in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional before being eliminated in the regional championship game for the second straight year, falling just short of the NCAA Super Regionals (equivalent to the Sweet 16). SDSU finished with single-season program records in slugging percentage (.466), doubles (79), home runs (58), RBIs (237) and total bases (692), and received votes in both national polls.
San Diego State kicks off its 2013 slate in Tempe, Ariz., when it competes in Arizona State's Kajikawa Classic from Feb. 7-9. Two of the Aztecs' five games at the classic will be against 2012 NCAA tournament teams, including Northwestern (Feb. 8) and Women's College World Series qualifier Arizona (Feb. 9). SDSU also plays Creighton (Feb. 7), Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 8) and Western Michigan (Feb. 9).