Big Train Participate in 26th Annual Community Service Day

By:Eddie Herndon

This past Saturday the Bethesda Big Train participated in the 26th annual Community Service Day organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center.  

Thirteen volunteers came out to Shirley Povich Field to dedicate their time to clean up and close down Povich Field for the winter.  The group included Big Train employees, former campers, and dedicated fans who all worked together to complete important tasks that help us maintain our beautiful ballpark throughout the year.  

“The goal of Community Service Day when I proposed it in 1986 was to encourage more people to volunteer,” said Big Train co-founder Bruce Adams, who also founded Community Service Day. “I thought a fun day with lots of people participating might get people who had not previously volunteered to try it.”

As thousands of people participated across Montgomery County, volunteers at Povich Field worked diligently to pull weeds, dig up old plants, take out garbage, and remove and clean sponsorship signage.  Everyone enjoyed some Ledo Pizza after and we were able to help our younger volunteers with their important SSL hours obligation.  

We want to thank everyone who came out to volunteer at Povich Field on Saturday and express our gratitude to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center for organizing this great event.   We are also thankful to have such a great community and fan base who continues to support our team year round.  We look forward to participating in Community Service Day next year and for years to come!

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