It was a walk in the park for Westmont Baseball – all for a good cause. Last Saturday 42 players and four coaches participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Chase Palm Park along the Santa Barbara waterfront.
The team raised $1,585 for the Heart Association, exceeding their original goal by more than 50 percent. This is the second year that the team has participated in the event.
“I was really happy to see our team get excited about serving and giving back,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “Each of our players signed up and raised money by talking with peers on campus, faculty and their families.”
The team was first introduced to the idea through Heidi Cougoule, wife of assistant coach Tony Cougoule.