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Baseball + AmeriCorps = SUCCESS!

May 18, 2009

What do you get when you combine the America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite service organization? You on field AC peopleget AmeriCorps at the Nationals, and if you weren’t there, you missed out on the first ever appearance/recognition of AmeriCorps at the brand new and totally posh Nationals Stadium! Current members and Alums worked alongside each other to get people “fired up” about the great things *you* all do for America! Stickers were passed out, hats were thrown in the stands to enthusiastic AmeriCorps folks and we even recruited who might possibly be the youngest AmeriCorps champion in the history of the organization (picture evidence to come…) and let me tell you… he didn’t get upset with the Nationals for not winning the game, but instead he held up a sign with the AmeriCorps Alums logo and cheered us on! Somebody needs to get this little guy signed up for Starfish Corps!

If the pre-game excitement wasn’t enough, the presentation on the field showcased Natalie Wasserman (ServeDC), the acting CEO, Nicola Goren, of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Jeffrey Bonilla (current AmeriCorps member), and yours truly — Stephen Anfield, AmeriCorps Alum. You might’ve heard about the torrential downpour, but you know what? We didn’t let that rain on our parade as we all came together to recognize the awesomeness of AmeriCorps! People took notice as we canvassed the passers-by with hundreds of AmeriCorps Week stickers and gave our best elevator speeches to inform the masses about what we do! Rest assured, not a single person who passed our information table was able to walk by without getting a sticker or hearing about the overarching mission of AmeriCorps — “Getting Things Done!”

For those of you that came out and supported AmeriCorps, thank you! I, personally, had a great time seeing old faces and meeting new ones! It was gatherings like Saturday that reignite my fire for service. *You* are an inspiration to everyone, and you may not know it, but you’re all!

Yours in service,
Stephen Anfield  😉

One Comment leave one →
  1. maggie permalink
    May 19, 2009 12:32 pm

    Natalie-Congratulations to you and Serve DC for a successful day at the ballpark!

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