Amazing what a little hard work can do – Tara Smith
As part of the Twins new community service program, ‘HITTers’ (Helping In Twins Territory), more than 50 volunteers came out to help all day Tuesday. New fencing was put up around home plate, grass was mowed, bases were put in and piles of fresh sand were added to the in-fields.
More than thousands of young children from the area in Minneapolis use these fields for recreation. When I came to the field at 8:00 a.m. the fields looked like they needed a lot of help: The grass was long and uneven, the sand had rocks everywhere and the fences were bent in numerous places. I was so happy we were at the park to help!
By 2:00 p.m. that afternoon, the results of the baseball fields were beyond my expectations. It was incredible to see the difference from the morning. Everyone from the Twins, Toro and Minneapolis Park and Recreation worked extremely hard in teams together to get the job done.
It was a great feeling knowing that the next time when the kids who want to play ball at Bryant Square Park see the fields, they will be overwhelmed with joy. It only took one day with teamwork and dedication to renovate these fields for children of all ages to play the game of baseball on fields that are in now great condition for many years to come.