With the 2015 baseball season approaching, the Texas Tech baseball team took time out of their off season last week to make a surprise visit to Covenant Children’s Hospital, according to a Tech Athletics news release.
Members of the Tech baseball team, along with coach Tim Tadlock, took pictures, talked and presented autographed baseballs to the children staying at the hospital.
Tech baseball’s visit to Covenant Children’s Hospital is the first event organized by the Red Raider Reach Program.
The program, created by Clark Lammert, senior forward for Tech’s mens basketball team, looks to reach out to members of the Lubbock community by involving all of Tech’s athletic programs.
With a goal of helping Tech student athletes reach 2,000 community service hours this school year, the program schedules visits to local Lubbock hospitals for two Tech athletics teams each month.
The baseball, softball and track and field teams will make visits during the fall semester while the football, volleyball and soccer teams will schedule visits in the spring semesters once their seasons end.