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Field Hockey Transitions from Field to Community

December 8, 2011
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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The Lady Flames filled 25 boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Only a month removed from the end of their inaugural season, members of the Liberty field hockey team have spent some of their spare time volunteering in the Greater Lynchburg community, helping out with the Liberty Godparent Home, Operation Christmas Child and Meals on Wheels.

"I am so pleased to see how eager these young ladies were to get involved in the community," commented head coach Jodi Murphy.  "As soon as our season wrapped up, (Assistant Coach) Tilly Brampton began working on our community service projects and has done a wonderful job finding places to serve in Lynchburg."

After volunteering time with the Liberty Godparent Home, the team has concentrated its efforts on the Christmas season.

Their first project was taking part in Operation Christmas Child, which many people in the Liberty community are active in each year.  The team filled 25 boxes for children, packing them with toys and games as well as a letter for each recipient.

The Lady Flames' most recent volunteer work paired them up with Meals on Wheels, delivering poinsettias to clients throughout Lynchburg.  According to the organization, the tradition is highly anticipated by their clients and is greatly appreciated.  The plants provided are high quality and last throughout the Christmas season and into the new year.

"The team and clients both had their spirits filled up with joy as they spent time talking about the work God is doing in their lives during this holiday season," remarked Murphy.