OC baseball participates in Storybook Forest, benefit fundraisers

OC baseball players recently participated in
OC baseball players recently participated in "Storybook Forest," a safe Halloween event at Arcadia Lake in Edmond.

EDMOND, Okla. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian baseball players have been active in the Edmond community during late October.

On Oct. 24, the Eagles participated in “Storybook Forest,“ held at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park. The “Storybook Forest” is a safe Halloween event during which young children can walk a tree-lined trail to collect candy and visit scenes from well-known stories.

The next night, OC players worked at the speed throw game at a family fun night at Centennial Elementary School.

On Sunday, the Eagles served as umpires for a charity softball tournament to benefit the family of Edmond Police Det. Matt Terry, who died on Oct. 2 at age 41. The tournament raised more than $20,000 and one of the organizers took time to write a note to OC coach Lonny Cobble, praising the efforts of his players.

“I received a number of compliments on how professional your players handled themselves all day,” Edmond Police Det. Tony Newsom wrote to Cobble. “I even had one of your players ask if he could stay around and umpire the afternoon games.”