May 23, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - - Tennessee freshman Eric Freeman has been named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Baseball Community Service Team for his outstanding efforts in giving back to the Knoxville community, the league office announced this week.
Earlier this year, Freeman was tabbed the Male Volunteer Award at the 2014 Volscars, which is presented to the individual who leads all male University of Tennessee student-athletes in terms of community service performed throughout the school year. Very active in the Knoxville baseball community, Freeman has volunteered as a Little League baseball coach and assisted with both Farragut High School and UT baseball camps.
Freeman also took part in team building and anti-hazing sessions led by UT staff member, handed out candy and interacted with local children during UT's annual "VOLoween" trick-or-treat festivities and volunteered at a rummage sale to help raise money for the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
On April 24, Freeman and the Vols hosted their annual clinic for the Knoxville Challenger League, which allows youngsters with special needs to play their favorite sports.
The SEC supports a Community Service Teams for all 21 league-sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community in superior service efforts. For the complete SEC Baseball Community Service Team, visit SECSports.com.