More than 50 Action Team Captains from Maine and Massachusetts joined Major Leaguers and New Englanders Matt Barnes (CT), Chris Iannetta (RI) and Ryan O’Rourke (MA), on Saturday, Nov. 14, for a regional service project to help South East New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity build a house for a local veteran and his young family.
Players and teens to help build new home for a veteran and his family
November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - WHO: Major Leaguers Matt Barnes, Chris Iannetta and Ryan O’Rourke; More than 50 high school students from Maine and Massachusetts involved in the Action Team national youth volunteer program; Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity
Players Trevor Brown, Mike Montgomery and Chad Smith joined Action Team Captains from West Ranch High School when they hosted their annual softball game with the local Special Olympics Sharks earlier this month.
Nearly 40 of the high school volunteers and 10 coaches provided companionship and instruction for the 45 athletes from the Santa Clarita, Calif. Special Olympics team.
Oct. 16 marked the annual celebration of World Food Day. It was also the day that Glenn High School Principal Brad Craddock walked into his office to find his entire desk covered with non-perishable canned and boxed food, 192 items to be exact.
The Action Team captains at the school in Kernersville, N.C., had covered his desk with the donated food in celebration of World Food Day.
“We wanted to get involved because we heard that there was such a need for non-perishable food,” Action Team coordinator and English teacher Laura Horn explained.
Adam Ottavino, pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, recently joined the first Action Team conference call of the 2015-2016 school-year. He spoke about the importance of leadership and community to more than 30 Action Team Captains from high schools across the country. The Greenwood High School Action Team of Bowling Green, Kentucky joined Adam as the featured high school on the call.
This month, Action Team Captains from Brunswick, Me., made their annual trip via ferry to Peaks Island, to spruce up one of Volunteers of America’s affordable senior housing facilities.
Despite strong winds and crisp temperatures, Captains boarded the ferry that afternoon after school, and took the 20-minute trip to Fay Garman House, where they then broke off into groups to assist with yard work, organizing the library and children’s center and cleaning up outside the elementary school.
Decked out in party hats, Action Team Captains from a high school in The Woodlands, Texas put on a “prom” for the residents of a local senior home.
The Action Team from iSchool Montgomery gave the Woodside Manor Senior Apartment community a festive look with bright Hawaiian-themed decorations. Then they went room to room to personally invite each resident to the celebration, giving each a Hawaiian lei to wear.
The Greenwood High School Action Team from Bowling Green, Kentucky, is demonstrating that students’ local efforts can have a global impact.
This past weekend, the Greenwood High Action Team Captains participated in their community’s Walk4Water fundraiser at Bowling Green’s Prestno Miller Park by assisting in the event’s set-up and clean-up and disbursing water to the walkers.
Walk4Water is an international program that helps raise funds for developing countries that lack access to sanitary drinking water.
By Gabby Jarmoszko, Manatee School for the Arts '15
Planning your own community service project can seem daunting. Whether you’re developing a project to meet a college requirement, or simply doing so out of a love for volunteering, take a deep breath; it’s a lot easier when you know that you’ve got a great team to help you hit a home run! Try following these easy steps to move your community service around the bases: