Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
What do you call a six-run comeback by the Nats, a rare June night that requires a sweatshirt, and a group of Calvary supporters gathered together? ABSOLUTELY PERFECT (of course, if you’re a Cardinals fan, you might have a difference of opinion).
Last week, 30 members of our Calvary family ventured out to the Nationals Game to celebrate a year of achievement and dedication. Every spring, Calvary holds a volunteer appreciation event to say “thank you” to our volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication. This year, we switched it up a bit.
The Nationals stadium provided a less formal venue which allowed volunteers to just simply be in the company of each other. It is so rare to have a lunch volunteer sitting next to one of our overnight volunteers, evening volunteers mingling with special event volunteers, and members of our meal volunteering groups meeting daytime staff.
I’m obviously completely biased towards Calvary, so I know why volunteers reach out to join us (have you read our mission?!), and it certainly does take a specific type of personality to be a strong member of our volunteer team. That uniqueness and passion is what ties our team together, and allows for events such as the baseball game to be a huge success.
My favorite moment of the night (besides the stellar seventh-inning comeback by the Nats) was somewhere around the third inning, when our entire crew was in their seats and rocking their red Calvary baseball hats. It was such a cool sight to look around and see everyone not only engaged in the game, but also in conversation with the other Calvary supporters around them.
To those of you who were able to join us for the game, and to all those who were there in spirit – THANK YOU!!