The Whitesboro Boys Modified Baseball team is off to a hot 3-0 start on the diamond. The team is also busy giving back to the community.
On April 25, the team participated in the Oneida County Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up Weekend. The special event pairs up younger volunteers with older people who are looking to start their spring cleaning.
For two hours, the Whitesboro Boys Modified Baseball team raked leaves, picked up sticks and swept driveways at three different houses in Whitesboro.
“We felt it was important to help out the community, especially our elders, because they are always supportive of our schools and athletic programs,” said Whitesboro Boys Modified Baseball Coach Eric Rothdiener. “The least we could do was return the favor in a way that really benefitted them. The people we helped were so appreciative of the work we did, and the players really enjoyed it. We look forward to helping out again next year.”
The Oneida County Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up Weekend strives to provide a venue where younger people can become engaged to assist their older neighbors. In addition to the Whitesboro Boys Modified Baseball team, youth volunteers from area colleges, other school districts and youth organizations also participated in the event all over Oneida County.
The following boys are on the Whitesboro Boys Modified Baseball team:
Joe Panuccio, Joe Crossley, Josh Strezpek, Joe Ruggerio, Collin McAndrew, Anthony Ruggerio, Evan Humphrey, Jordan Joslyn, Bryce Gnatek, Nate DePerno, Tom Morreale, Zach Britt, Mike D’Accurzio, Nick Sardina, Lucas Pasquarelli, Griff Sciortino, Phil Sacco and Noah Collea.
The team’s next game is Tuesday, April 28 at Rome (Orange) at 4:15 p.m. at Franklyn Field. Their next home game is Thursday, May 7 vs. Oneida at 4:15 p.m.
Job well done, boys!