‘Superior Service Efforts’ Brings LSU’s Dylan Crews to SEC Community Service Team | USL

LSU sophomore Dylan Crews was named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team Wednesday in recognition of a player “who gives back to his community through superior service efforts.” .

Crews works with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, a nonprofit resource center organized and run by family members of people with disabilities.

The organization supports families whose members have physical, cognitive, mental, emotional or behavioral disabilities. Crews is involved with the Gonzales-based Team of Dreams, an all-abilities baseball league serving children and young adults who use wheelchairs, those with physical disabilities, or those with developmental disabilities.

Crews and his family purchase four seats for each LSU home game and donate the tickets to families with children with special needs. He signs autographs and takes pictures with the kids in right field before every home game. One of the children Crews has befriended is 8-year-old Aubrey White, who has non-verbal autism and suffers from seizures.

The first time his parents heard of Aubrey was when they were watching an LSU baseball game on TV last year. When Crews chimed in, Aubrey clapped, “Dylan Crews!”

After meeting Aubrey, Crews wanted more kids with special needs to have the opportunity to come to a baseball game, so he and his family started buying the tickets for the kids and their families.

Jill E. Washington