The CJ softball team is gaining a reputation around town for their charitable spirit and commitment to community service.
In early December, the team once again volunteered to serve children and families at the City of Moraine's Pancakes with Prancer holiday breakfast. Teammates have worked the event, which supports the city's Christmas Smiles gift-giving program, each year since its inception in 2009.
"Thank you and your team for participating in our fundraising event Pancakes with Prancer. I am delighted that your team participated in this program," reads a thank you note from the city manager's office.
"Our fifth Christmas Smiles was a success! We granted 'Smiles' for 152 families which included 357 children by providing gifts and canned goods. We raised enough money to purchase a ham for each family for their Christmas dinner," the note continues.
Head coach Dee Werbrich said her team is always invited back to volunteer and the girls always gladly fulfill the request to give back in a fun way.
"We have, in the past, helped with putting the gift and food boxes together, wrapped gifts, and have always worked the craft tables at the Pancakes with Prancer," Werberich said. "My girls look forward to this event every year!"
In October, the girls also volunteered to assist with training drills for the Moraine Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.).