The Alice High School baseball team gave a friendly visit to the elderly on Sunday Sept. 8, 2019 at The Retama Manor Nursing Center for Grandparents Day. They provided pastries, good talks and laughs to the elderly to ensure them that they are not forgotten and still loved.
The Alice Coyotes decided to make their own tradition by providing community service throughout the year.
Coach Nick Alvarado, second year Head Baseball Coach for the Alice Coyotes, has a strong desire to provide for the community.
“Community service is a character development for our program,” Coach Alvarado commented. “We have been doing community service since last year. We went to HillCrest Elementary every Wednesday to tutor the kids, and we plan on doing that again this year. Last year, we also had games that were for Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, we recognized the Veterans in our community, and our faculty staff, we also did an easter egg hunt. This year, we decided to kick off the beginning of the school year with The Retama Manor Nursing home for Grandparents Day.”
Coach Alvarado does not want to stop there and has already made plans for the Fall. According to Coach Alvarado, his plan is to adopt a family for Christmas to make their holiday brighter.
Coach Alvarado was also successful by starting the Bobby Cuellar Bridging the Gap Scholarship, that was given last year to Senior, Sergio Hernandez, whom is now attending Texas State University.
Coach Alvarado has a heart for his community and wants to recognize and highlight special people. There is no doubt that him and his baseball team are making the community feel closer one step at a time. “There is a lot of pride in this town,” Coach Alvarado added.
The Alice Baseball team is excited for their upcoming season and for the future community services that are going to be taking place.