Blythewood softball player makes a difference

AIKEN – For the seventh consecutive year, the University of South Carolina Aiken softball team, including Dejalana Robinson, from Blythewood, hit a home run with a local family.

This year, Robinson and her fellow Pacers worked in conjunction with the Salvation Army to adopt a family for the holiday season.

“It’s not every day you get to make a child’s dream come true,” head coach Jerry Snyder said. “Even though the experience is something the families never forget, it’s also a great way for my team to come together.”

Just before their final exams, the student-athletes volunteered a few more hours of their time to wrap all the presents that were bought thanks to fundraisers the squad had throughout the semester.

In addition to toys, the squad made sure to get several additional items for the children and household. The team gathered and wrapped all the presents for the family.