At the end of September, six students from Widener’s Law & Government Institute
volunteered to assist at the Capitol All-Stars Charity Softball Game held at Metro Bank Park that benefited Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania.
"The Law & Government Institute connects students with government law in many ways, including fun activities like the Capitol All Stars softball game,” said Associate Professor Jill E. Family
, the director of the institute.
"It was a real treat to be behind the scenes at the game. I'm always proud that our students are eager to help out in our community. This was a wonderful way for the students to give back- by volunteering at the game and by organizing a canned food drive," Family added.
Pennsylvania Cable Network and Pennsylvania Legislative Services sponsored the game, which featured more than 50 state legislators from both sides of the aisles. Students Melissa Chapaska, Jacqulyn Harris, John Byrd, Anthony Holbert, Jesse Rhodeside, and Yasmine Naamo accompanied Professor Family to the game, where they assisted the players. The Law & Government contingent also brought along food donated at a campus food drive held in advance of the game.