Softball team aids Operation Noel

By Zoey Renteria

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Softball team aids Operation Noel

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As the weather in El Paso begins to drop, the amount of jackets needed to keep warm rises. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to own one.

That is where Operation Noel comes into play. Operation Noel offers anyone and everyone in the city of El Paso the opportunity to call and donate jackets to kids who are in need of one. If you do not have any extras, money donations are also accepted. The El Dorado softball program recently took part in this great act of kindness.

Since this was their first time participating in Operation Noel, the girls on the team did not know what to expect. However, they can all agree that it was a very touching experience.

“KVIA hosts a mini-telethon to help Operation Noel purchase jackets for underprivileged children throughout the borderland, it was our first year and hopefully from here on out it will be a tradition that we are able to do,” head coach Adrian Telas said.

The softball players answered phones at the KVIA news station to accept donations that El Pasoans called in. According to www.operationnoel.org, the charity has been in existence for over 70 years and their primary mission is to provide new winter coats to more than 25,000 children in the region. One hundred percent of donations go toward buying new coats.

“Having that happen for the first time was really inspiring. I really hope they do it for more years to come because it brought such a positive vibe, Coach Telas is always willing to do something new and he really made a good impact in the softball program.””

— Jasmine Lugo