BOONE, N.C. – With classes out and no game scheduled on Monday, Appalachian State University baseball volunteered to help the University collect items from dorms around campus to be used in its ‘BIG Sale' at the beginning of the following academic year.
Sponsored by Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT), the ‘BIG Sale' takes donated and left-behind furniture, appliances, clothes and general housing items that are in good condition and sell them at a very discounted price back to the App State students in August.
The Mountaineers provided help during the day, going to dorms on both the East and West Side of campus, loading up left behind items into trucks to be brought back to Legends. Once there, more baseball student-athletes helped unload and sort the items to help with distinguishing what will be sold in August.
The proceeds from the sale go to selected local non-profits to help with sustainability initiatives as well as grants and scholarships for Appalachian State students.
This year's non-profit recipients are Blackburn Community Outreach, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity Restore, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, and Spirit Ride.
Last year, the ‘BIG Sale' accumulated almost $23,000 in sales from the event.