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    Members of the SFA Baseball team assisted with the running of the Nacogdoches 5K/10K benefitting the Helping House on Saturday.
    Members of the SFA Baseball team assisted with the running of the Nacogdoches 5K/10K benefitting the Helping House on Saturday.

    Sept. 24, 2012

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    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - More than 20 members of the Stephen F. Austin baseball team volunteered for to help out with the Nacogdoches 5K/10K run on Saturday, benefitting The Helping House in conjunction with the United Way.

    Players and coaches served as course officials, dispersed water to runners, officiated at the finish line and provided encouragement to participants throughout the event.

    "This was a great chance for us to give back to a community that supports us as well," Lumberjack head coach Johnny Cardenas said. "It is important for us to remember that there are more important things than just playing baseball, and this was an excellent opportunity for our guys to help out with a great organization."

    The race was a run through the historical district of Nacogdoches and has annually had over 300 participants take part in the event.

    The Helping House is a United Way organization which strives to provide early intervention services to local children with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Its goal is to provide networking and support for all families in the Deep East Texas area who are affected by autism.

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