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Lending a hand

June 24, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

Pictured with Molly McGovern of the Friendship Room Warming Center, from left, Jackie Zryini, Ellie Paterra, Ryle Dondzila, Rachael Barnett, Kelcie Cottis, Schianne Goddard and Bella Merriman of the Indian Creek 12U team in the Ohio Valley Girls Softball League, donated food, water, coffee and utensils to the center. "Over the last couple of weeks, our pitcher, Schianne Goddard, and her mother came to me wanting to to do something as a team for the community," said Randy Cottis, who coaches the team with Angie Penner. "This is a coach's dream. I'm thinking these girls get it. Not only are we learning the game of softball, but they are also learning the game of life. After Goddard came to me with the idea, I sent out a text to the other players and their parents and got a great response. The charity they decided they wanted to help was the Friendship Room Warming Center in Steubenville. They have a Facebook page which states they want to meet the immediate needs of our neighbors in downtown Steubenville. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving shelter and listening. We were greeted with much excitement and appreciation from McGovern, who runs the center. It was a great learning experience for a great bunch of girls." Kylie Turner also participated.

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