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Helping at work day

May 3, 2010 - Pam Rodgers

Usually when you graduate high school, such duties as softball diamond clean-up day graduate with you. But as the coach’s daughter, I have found that I am still apart of many duties concerning GMG softball program. Last Saturday, GMG held its annual softball work day to get the diamond ready for summer. My parents enlisted my help this year after a four-year hiatus while I was at Wartburg. As with many thing with softball, I have been helping with clean-up day since little league, so I know what needs to be done. I had the oh so fun job of tilling the batting cage ground and bullpens to take care of the weeds that had grown in the off season. The tiller I used is a little old, it shakes your arms really bad and you can’t shut it off once you get it started. Oh, boy. For my efforts, I had stiff muscles in my arms and back the next day and sunburnt arms.
All complaining aside, I must point out that it was the most productive work day I have ever experienced. 20 girls showed up ready to work and we had the field and surrounding area in amazing shape in an hour and half, which is a record. The work days I remember started at 10 a.m. and we were finishing up around 2 or 2:30.
The hard work really paid off. I don’t know about the current softball players but after the field was over, it always made the upcoming season more exciting. I wish my parents and their softball team a very successful season!


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