Bellevue and Edmonds softball team up in aid of Team Survivor Northwest
September 10, 2017
Bellevue College Softball and Edmonds CC Softball, rivals on the field, joined forces off the field on September 10 to volunteer for the Women of Wonder 5k and 10k run around Greenlake, in Seattle, WA.
The event benefits Team Survivor Northwest, an organization dedicated to empowering women cancer survivors to survive and thrive through fitness, health and wellness services.
Over 1,200 runners, decked out in their best Wonder Women outfits, took part in the event while the Bellevue and Edmonds teams helped manage the course, provide water assistance to racers, hand out medals, take finisher pictures, demonstrate yoga and various other tasks.
"It was an honor for our two programs to support Team Survivor Northwest and be a part of such a fun event," said Head Coaches Leah Francis (Bellevue) and Sheryl Gilmore (Edmonds). "To see our teams come together to support our shared communities was awesome, and the energy, spirit and determination of the runners was both powerful and inspiring!"
Both of these softball programs continue to be dedicated to the NWAC's mission of "Character. Competition. Community."