Dec. 13, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama baseball team kicked off the holiday season by participating in the Christmas Party as the Sprayberry Education Center in Tuscaloosa. The 2012 trip marked the fourth straight year the Tide shared Christmas cheer with the children of Sprayberry.
Sprayberry is the special education facility for the Tuscaloosa County School System and serves the needs of children in five different programs, including preschool, multiple disabilities, autism, alternative and TARGET, for gifted education.
Head coach Mitch Gaspard and the Crimson Tide baseball team hosted the event at the Sprayberry Center and provided the children with gifts and snacks. The team also participated in the singing of Christmas carols and decorating the school’s Christmas tree with the Sprayberry children.
The Christmas party at Sprayberry is just one of many community service projects the baseball team has participated in this fall. The Crimson Tide has also participated in UA’s Halloween Extravaganza, Project Angel Tree and the Stars of the Future Reading Program with Holt Elementary School.