Keene State softball team has Easter Egg Hunt
KEENE, N.H. 4/6/12 – Usually running around the field chasing softballs, members of the Keene State softball team were scurrying around the diamond looking for candy and chocolate Easter eggs on Thursdays.
The idea for the Easter egg hunt came from senior Courtney Savoie. "We've been talking about doing it for years," she said. "Since I'm injured and can't make a big difference on the field right now, I thought I'd do something to lift everyone's spirit."
The players were caught off guard when they arrived for practice. "It caught me by surprise," said senior Laura Chandler. "I knew something was going on, but I wasn't exactly sure what was happening."
Each player was handed a small paper bag and sent out on the hunt. Candy and Easter eggs were everywhere, including less obvious places like in the tarp and the fence guard around the field.
"They were really excited and just seeing their faces made it worthwhile," said Savoie, who kept the hunt a secret to just about everyone on the team.
"I asked for an Easter egg hunt for four years and it finally happened," said senior Samantha Pratt.
Senior Sara Stocklinski was the hands down hunt winner. "I'm a big chocoholic, so I just followed my senses," said the delighted senior displaying her full bag.
"We knew Sara was going to win," said Savoie. "She's a big chocolate fan and loves her candy."
Always a team player, Stocklinski said she would share her winnings with her teammates during their trip down to Amherst College on Friday.