Texas A&M is chasing a national championship this week in Omaha, but amidst the practice and media session that sat on Monday's busy schedule, the Aggies made a visit to the Omaha Children's Hospital.
Trips to a children's hospital certainly put things in perspective, and it was clear just how beneficial Monday's trip was for all parties involved."This is a tremendous opportunity for our players to be reminded how fortunate we are and how blessed we are," remarked Rob Childress. "We have such a wonderful group of players that do such a great job in every respect, but to just be reminded that a 0-for-4 night is not that big of a deal when you realize how many young people are going through a hard fight."
Smiles and laughs were certainly there for the patients on Monday. There were also smiles on the faces of the A&M players and coaches, as Monday's visit meant a ton to the Aggies.
"It's a two-way street," added Childress. "The children we met today are just as positive and upbeat as our players are, and it's certainly a blessing to be here today."
The Aggies spent time signing autographs, taking pictures and most importantly, showing their support for children going through much more than wins and losses on a field.
With their season on the line, the Aggies hope for a strong performance on Tuesday against TCU. The trip to Omaha for the College World Series is certainly a business trip on the field, but Monday gave Texas A&M the chance to make a difference off the diamond, as well, an opportunity the Aggies certainly made the most of.
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