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Our View: Thumbs up to Batavia High School's Audrey Faulhaber

Published: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Thumbs up: To Batavia High School senior Audrey Faulhaber and her fellow players on the school’s varsity volleyball team for caring for their community.

The players last week distributed 1,300 bags in neighborhoods throughout Batavia to collect food donations as part of the Batavia Athletes Against Hunger program. They are set to return today to pick up the bags and bring the donations to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.

Faulhaber, who has volunteered at the pantry since her freshman year, said athletes have a responsibility to help others and work as a team to make a difference.

Their effort will be appreciated by many – the pantry serves more than 400 families every month to residents living within Batavia or Batavia Township.

Teenagers are often seen as troublemakers who don’t care about others. It’s refreshing to see – and share – examples that contradict that stereotype.

Kudos as well to Berkeley Finer Foods and Trader Joe’s in Batavia for providing the bags that were distributed. We hope Batavia residents return them filled to the brim.

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