Bruin Pen Pal Day At UCLA Softball

April 22, 2002

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After exchanging letters throughout the season, elementary and middle school students from the greater Los Angeles area were able to watch their pen pal softball players beat Oregon this Saturday. In addition to the 7-0 victory over the Ducks, the day was topped off with photos, autographs, and a meet and greet session. With more than a thousand fans cheering from the stands, Coach Enquist later expressed her appreciation for the Pen Pal's presence at the game. "I want to thank you coming to today's game, you were our tenth man in the crowd. Thank you for your support."

After the game and meeting with Bruin Pen Pal Amanda Freed, JT Bird from Mountain View Middle School commented, "This has been a great experience for my students. It is a perfect opportunity for these kids to establish role models."

In its sixth year running, the Bruin Pen Pal Program continues to reach out to the community, benefiting both students and athletes. The program was initiated five years ago and various teams have taken advantage of this opportunity to give something back. Teams that have been involved with the Bruin Pen Pal Program in the past include the softball, gymnastics, and soccer teams. The program objectives were created to assist children by improving their writing skills, developing relationships with older people whom they may consider role models, and establishing an avenue to build their self-esteem.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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