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ATLANTA – The Virginia softball team made a visit Urban Perform in Atlanta Friday, spending time with elementary and middle school kids in a community service effort prior to its ACC opener with Georgia Tech this weekend.

Student-athletes and coaches from the Cavalier squad spent two hours at the organization, playing pick-up basketball, catch and front-toss hitting with a group of youngsters as part of the after-school program at Urban Perform.

Urban Perform is a non-profit organization that strives to create a safe place while promoting physical health and contributing to the emotional, economical and spiritual health of the neighborhood.

Laura Pritchard, a former graduate assistant with UVa’s strength and conditioning program, serves as the organization’s program coordinator and fitness instructor.

“It was both an honor and privilege to have the University of Virginia softball team at Urban Perform today,” Pritchard said. “Our kids had an absolute blast learning new skills and polishing old ones with the student-athletes. A big thank you to the coaches for making today possible.”

A photo gallery from the day is available on the Virginia softball team’s Facebook page.

The Cavaliers (13-5) open Atlantic Coast Conference play at 1 p.m. Saturday vs. Georgia Tech.

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