I’d once again like to thank Dick Cancelmo and the Rotary Club of West U for giving me and other Club Members the opportunity to volunteer in the Dugout at Challenger Division Baseball this past Palm Sunday afternoon! This incredible program gives boys and girls with physical and mental challenges the opportunity to put on a uniform, pick up a bat and play ball, regardless of their limitations. The kids participating are assisted by high school player “buddies” who generously give of their time to provide this experience to the players.
Serving sno-cones to all these awesome kids and seeing how much joy getting the chance to play brings to them, players and buddies alike, is a spiritually uplifting experience and I can’t think of a better, more rewarding way to spend several hours on a Sunday afternoon than by giving back to our community in this way. I am profoundly grateful to Dick Cancelmo for turning me onto this great program over five years ago, and I am already looking forward to volunteering at the next game on April 16th!
Until then, I will be back out block walking this week, this time in the blocks south of University along Brompton, Wakeforest and Annapolis. I look forward to speaking with each of you.