SANFORD, Florida - At the end of their time together, the Seminole State Raider Softball team and the Seminole Warriors Special Olympics team shook hands, took pictures and joked with each other. A typical post-game between two teams. But during the game, the Warriors did not back down and played as though the winning team would advance to the State Championship.
Megan Sexton, Raider Softball Standout, echoed what many were thinking, "can we go watch the Warriors play?' And that sentiment was just one of the many great feelings that this event brought. It was also just the start of the partnership that the Raider Athletic Department and the Seminole County Special Olympics will be working on together.
"We can't wait for the Warriors and other teams to come watch our games," stated Seminole State Athletic Director, Kurt Esser. "Certainly, we'll be hosting practices and attending events for these great athletes."
- Admission is free to all fall home games, Regular season games (Spring) charge $5 for Adults, $3 for Youth (12&Under). Season Tickets are $30. All can be purchased at the gate.
- The 2017 team finished 53-11 and Champions of the Mid-Florida Conference
- Coach Courtney Miller will begin the Spring campaign 33 wins short of 1,000
- Seminole State will serve as host of the NJCAA Region 8 Tournament, May 3-6, 2018
- There are opportunities to rent Seminole State Raider facilities, for information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Seminole State Raiders:
The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State currently sponsors three sports all members of the NJCAA. Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Kurt Esser is the current Athletic Director.
For more about Raider Athletics, visit SeminoleStateRaiders.com, follow us on Twitter: @buildingRaiders and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/buildingRaiders/. Fans can follow the Raider Softball team on twitter (@SeminoleStateSB) and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/seminolestatesoftball).
Media contact: Kurt Esser, Director of Athletics, 407.708.2092, email@example.com