A cold, wet day means softball practice goes inside.

But it can’t dampen the mood of the ICC softball team.

“This is a really giving group,” said ICC softball coach Heather Doty. “I have never had a group that
wants to give to so many different people.”

The Cougars are fresh back from their spring softball trip to Mississippi which included a stop at
the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis. They brought with them a $2,800 check to donate to the hospital.

“I think all of us, after going there, said we want to go into careers in medicine,” said sophomore Shelby Terrell. “We want to help kids. Some of us already have a passion for that.”

Terrell was one of the ICC players who donated her hair for those fighting childhood cancers. She had eight inches of her hair cut off for wigs that help help children who have lost their hair to cancer. 

ICC donated 18 pony tails in all The Cougars raised money by hosting a “Princess Ball” for young girls, a bake sale and and a softball clinic for St. Jude.

The players also brought with them cards of encouragement made by local grade schoolers and knit hats sewn by students at Washington High School.

“I think we left our mark,” said sophomore Madi McCoy. “We impacted a lot of kids and it brought us closer together.”

Terrell agreed.

“It will make someone’s day a little brighter,” said Terrell. “We were able to put in the time to do that. It made us feel good.”