Alabama’s Cobie Vance Named to the 2018 SEC Baseball Community Service Team
The Southeastern Conference league office along with the Alabama baseball staff selected third baseman Cobie Vance to represent the Crimson Tide on the league’s 2018 Community Service Team, it was announced on Wednesday.
Vance has been one of the team’s most active members in the community during his time in Tuscaloosa. The junior has put in double-digit volunteer hours over his three seasons and has made a consistent effort to give his time to service opportunities both with his teammates and on his own.
Over his three years with the Crimson Tide, Vance has taken part in many different community service initiatives, highlighted by his work with local schools. The junior has devoted his time to speaking with and reading to children while also taking part in special holiday celebrations at various schools.
Vance has also been an annual participant in the Alabama Athletics Department’s “Halloween Extravaganza” inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. Each academic year, UA Athletics hosts the event to allow youth to interact with the University’s student-athletes from all sports and take part in sport-specific mini-games while also trick-or-treating in a safe and controlled environment.
Perhaps one of the most significant volunteer opportunities for him was his time helping out the High Socks for Hope charity during Thanksgiving. Vance, the son of a retired United States Army Sergeant Major, along with other members of the baseball team packed boxes of food for Thanksgiving meals that were delivered to local veterans during the holiday.
The conference names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each member school who gives back to his or her community through superior service efforts.