Ian Desmond Joins Action Team Captains at Park Cleanup in Palmetto, FL

Jan 29, 2015 5:00 PM ET
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This past Saturday, Action Team Captains from Manatee School for the Performing Arts had a special admirer show up for their monthly cleanup activity at Palmetto Park. Ian Desmond, shortstop for the Washington Nationals, and a native of nearby Sarasota, met with the Team Captains to discuss the importance of volunteering and commend them on their efforts and dedication to giving back to their community.

“Ian gave a great inspirational speech to the [captains], and I know they are grateful for his kind words and it definitely motivated them to keep up the good work, “said Kevin Gush, coordinator for the Manatee Action Team.

Manatee Captains’ dedication to cleaning up the park has not gone unnoticed. In September, they were honored with a formal recognition during a Town Hall meeting, and plaques have been placed at each of the four parks they are committed to serving.

You can read more about Manatee’s community service involvement here.

To #JoinOurTeam visit www.actionteam.org.