Graduation is just about here and spring sports have ended for just about all of the athletes at EPHS. It was a building year for most of the Townie squads this season, but come fall, teams will be back out there giving it their all as they have for generations in East Providence.
Despite a quick exit from the playoffs, one team has some memories of this season that they will take with them well into next year. The Softball team, led by veteran coach Rob Traverse, played their annual 10X game (pronounces 'ten-times') as they have for 14 years. The young ladies of the EPHS squad once again raised money for charirty by playing 70 innings of softball from 8AM until around 2PM. Participating in the even were members of JV and varsity teams who took on a team of alumni softball players.
This year, the team raised money for The March of Dimes. The game was played in honor of Jake Correia's first birthday. Jake is the son of former Townie Softball all-state player Andrea Medeiros (02'). It was a celebration of Townie Pride and reminded students and alumni about the importance of community and service to others.
Student-athletes at EPHS are looking forward to various sports camps and the recharging of the batteries that comes with summer vacation. The Softball team will be out there again next spring and whether or not they win a championship, they will play the 10X game and add to the more than $16,000 that they have raised for local charities since 1999.