Buccaneers in the Community

Blinn College and Adam's Angels Ministry

The Buccaneers are sponsoring Adam's Angels Ministry for the 2015-16 school year as part of its Adopt-A-Charity program. Each athletic team will host an Adam's Angels Ministry night during the course of the season to support Adam's Angels, a group that provides care through physical, emotional, financial and spiritual support for families battling childhood cancer. 

Volleyball hosts Adam's Angels match 2015

Football hosts Adam's Angels Night 2015

Blinn College and Here I Am Orphan Ministries

The Buccaneers sponsored Here I Am Orphan Ministries for the 2014-15 school year as part of its Adopt-a-Charity program. Each team hosted an Here I Am Orphan Ministries Night during the course of the season to support Here I Am Orphan Ministries, a Christian non-profit ministry dedicated to reaching out to orphaned children domestically and abroad. 

Blinn student-athletes support adoption awareness


Blinn College student-athletes recently stepped up to the plate - figuratively speaking, of course - with a check presentation of more than $1,000 to support adoption awareness.

Blinn's football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball teams combined to raise $1,062.50 for Here I Am Orphan Ministries, a Christian, nonprofit ministry dedicated to reaching orphaned children domestically and abroad.

Proceeds came from ticket sales at sporting events throughout the year and contributions from Buccaneer fans. 

"I was honestly just amazed at the generosity of Blinn College athletics," said Hope Batchman, office administrator for Here I Am Orphan Ministries. "When we went to the games, everyone was treating us so well and the children loved attending the games."

The support for Here I Am Orphan Ministries is part of Blinn's Adopt-a-Charity program, which supports local charities. The program was modeled after the success of the baseball team's annual Turn Back the Clock games, in which the team would sponsor a charity and donate a portion of the gate proceeds. Blinn supported Adam's Angels Ministry with its first Adopt-a-Charity campaign in 2013-14.

"This is a good life lesson for the student-athletes that life is much more than winning a contest," said Scott Schumacher, athletic director. 

During this academic year, Blinn student-athletes have contributed more than 1,600 hours of community service.

 

Softball hosts Adams Angels Night

 

Baseball hosts Washington County Little League Clinic

The Blinn College baseball team worked with more than 35 Washington County Little Leaguers Feb. 12 at Leroy Dreyer Field. The Buccaneers taught basic baseball skills, such as hitting, fielding and pitching, during its annual Washington County Little League Clinic.

Buccaneers assist in Adam's Angels 5K Dash

The Blinn College baseball team assisted in the Adam's Angels 5K Dash Oct. 5. The players helped set up tables, fill coolers and place mile markers along the course. During the race, the players handed out water to the runners at designated water stations. "It was a great event and we are happy to help Adam's Angels in all they do," baseball coach Harvey McIntrye said.

Buccaneers host Adam's Angels Night

2013-14 Adam's Angels Nights:

Men's and Women's basketball: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: March 29, 3 p.m.

Baseball: April 26, TBA

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Buccaneers teach First Baptist Church School players ins-and-outs of basketball

The Blinn College men's and women's basketball team held a clinic for players of the First Baptist Church School Nov. 6 in the Blinn P.E. Building. The Buccaneers taught the third through sixth graders the ins-and-outs of basketball, including dribbling, shooting and passing techniques.

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Buccaneers strike out cancer

The Buccaneer softball team held its second annual breast cancer awareness game to strike out cancer Oct. 26 at Hohlt Park. The Bucs helped raise awareness for breast cancer and donated $594 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Honored at the game were Shiela Spivey (front, left), mother of player Alli Spivey, who's been cancer free for six years, and Shannon Wellmann, mother of Sydney Wellmann, who's been cancer free for five years.

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Blinn baseball gets in the Halloween spirit

The Blinn baseball team participated in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 27 afternoon. The players helped set up games, rides and passed out candy to the trunk-or-treaters.

"They did a great job and represented our entire athletic department very well," coach Harvey McIntyre said.

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Blinn volleyball players host clinic for First Baptist Church School

The Blinn College volleyball team spent several hours Tuesday teaching students at First Baptist Church School the skills that have made it the top-ranked team in the nation.

Blinn coaches and players demonstrated fundamentals of the sport – including hitting, setting and serving.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to be involved in the community,” coach Erin Mellinger said. “It’s great when we get to see and teach young people the sport that we all love.”

The First Baptist volleyball team consists of 4-6 graders who compete against other area private schools in a 45-mile radius.

The event was just the latest example of Blinn athletes volunteering to serve as role models for local youths. Buccaneer volleyball hosts its annual Adam’s Angels Fundraiser Night Sept. 26, with all proceeds going to Adam’s Angels Ministry. The proceeds will allow Adam's Angels to assist families with living expenses, fuel costs, medical parking and meal vouchers. This year, all Blinn sports are supporting Adam’s Angels with a fundraising game as part of its Adopt-a-Charity program.

 


 

Buccaneer baseball donates more than $1,600 to battle childhood cancer

BRENHAM, Texas – The Blinn College baseball team recently presented Adam's Angels Ministries with a check for more than $1,600 to support families battling childhood cancer.

The check was presented during a ceremony prior to the Buccaneers' double-header against Galveston College. Blinn raised the money during its two Turn Back the Clock days at Leroy Dreyer Field, in which the Buccaneers celebrated the golden age of baseball with jerseys replicating the Blinn teams from the 1920s and '30s, music from the era and 50-cent hot dogs.

Adam's Angels Ministry is a non-profit organization founded by Donna and Tim Culliver of Brenham as a way to reach out to families that have been affected by childhood cancer. The Cullivers lost their 4-year-old son, Adam Christian Culliver, to acute myelogenous leukemia.

Blinn began hosting Turn Back the Clock Days in 2009 as a fundraiser for local charities. In previous years, the event has raised money for Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, the Brazos Valley Hospice and Washington County Little League.

All monetary donations and fund-raising proceeds raised from this year's event will allow Adam's Angels to assist families with living expenses, fuel costs, medical parking and meal vouchers. Individuals or companies wishing to donate directly to Adam's Angels Ministry can send checks to: P.O. Box 2573, Brenham, TX 77834-2573, or visit www.adamsangelsministry.org.

 


 

Blinn men’s basketball players read to Krause Elementary students

The Blinn College men’s basketball team recently read to students at Krause Elementary School as part of its continuing commitment to community service.

The event was just the latest example of Blinn athletes volunteering to serve as role models for local youths. The Buccaneer baseball team recently hosted its annual “Turn Back the Clock” game benefitting Adam’s Angels, a non-profit organization that aids families affected by childhood cancer, and all Blinn student athletes mentor local elementary school students as part of the Children Are Really Special program.

“Our student athletes understand that they are role models for young students in this community,” said Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Schumacher. “They enjoy meeting the kids, but at the same time it is a responsibility that they take very seriously.”

 


 

Buccaneers recognize breast cancer survivors

The Blinn Buccaneer volleyball team recently honored two community members who have survived breast cancer between sets at its annual Dig Pink match, with proceeds from the evening benefitting breast cancer awareness. The team recognized Karla Roper, Blinn's director of human relations, and Robbie Thomas, administrative assistant at Blinn's A.W. Hodde Technical Education Center, after they survived their own battles with breast cancer.