Goldey-Beacom women’s tennis team played a role in community service with the squad helping Delaware’s kids in Tennithon.

The players and assistant coach Troy Donato took time at DuPont Country Club with kids from ages 7 to 17 competing in doubles play and getting instruction. The instructors matched up the kids based on their levels and worked to get new kids excited about the sport.

In addition to its past appearances at Tennithon, the Lightning also have helped at the Delaware Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

The work of the women’s tennis team is a showing of GBC Cares, the community service arm of the Department of Athletics. Recent work includes, but is not limited to, work at The Summit in Hockessin with veterans, the women’s basketball team assisting kids at a local elementary school and the softball team helping with the Thanksgiving collection for the New Castle County EMS Division Paramedics and Toys for Tots.

The works of GBC Cares in producing the soon-to-be-published book “Veterans of The Summit: Stories of Service” helped the college finish third for the 2019 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence, earning $1,000 for future community engagement events. It is the second time in four years Goldey-Beacom has been a finalist for the award.

Goldey-Beacom opens its spring campaign at 1 p.m. March 15 against Division I Delaware State at Delcastle Tennis Center.

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