Hawkeyes and Illini Partner to Volunteer

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nine members of the University of Iowa softball team volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House with the University of Illinois softball team on Friday morning.
Allison Doocy, Kaitlyn Mullarkey, Daniela Chambers, Claire Fritsch, Shayla Starkenburg, Daniella Ibarra, Angela Schmiederer, Erin Riding, and volunteer assistant coach Megan Blank spent time at the Ronald McDonald House cleaning the toy room, organizing the pantry, and vacuuming, among other things.
“Giving back to the community is one of the biggest things we like to talk about with our team,” said Schmiederer. “It’s really cool to see that other teams in the Big Ten have also adopted the same mindset.”
“We are doing something for a greater goal when we work with Ronald McDonald House,” added Mullarkey. “It’s pretty awesome to team up with another Big Ten team to work for the greater goal of helping the community. It’s really great that the Illinois team came in and that we were able to partner together for an opportunity that’s in our backyard. It’s really special.”
The Hawkeyes opened Big Ten action on Friday afternoon, suffering an 8-0 loss against Illinois. Iowa concludes the three-game series with a doubleheader Sunday. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m.