Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

May 15, 2014

Little leaguers appreciate field work

— — Many of us at Bluefield, Va., Little League would like to say thank you to Comcast for helping to enhance our fields and dugouts, thus the experience of the children who use them. The teams that play at our field have all commented on how special they feel to have so many people take an interest and put forth the time and effort to make our facility safer and more enjoyable. 

On Saturday, April 26, more than 50 volunteers from Bluefield joined forces with Comcast and NBCUniversal employees and their family and friends to “make change happen.” It’s amazing what some paint and stain, rollers and brushes, two-by-fours and a bucket truck, and a lot of hard work can do in such a short time. All wood decks received a protective coating, all dugouts were cleaned and painted, our batting cage was completed and the areas were cleared of all trash. Fields were mowed, trimmed, raked and lined for upcoming games, and a fun-filled lunch was provided for all in attendance. 

The event was part of the 13th Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Comcast has reached important milestones, including three million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.

Bluefield, Va., Little League and Comcast share a common goal — an ongoing commitment to the Bluefield community. Our relationship is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can make a difference. Thanks to Comcast’s support, we have been able to complete many unfinished projects and make our park a clean, safe place for families to enjoy a game of baseball or softball. 

Together, we will continue to make a difference in this wonderful community.

Tom Wimmer, president

Bluefield, Va., Little League

Bluefield, Va.

 

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