By: Steph Bittner
Growing up in a small town is quite often taken for granted! As young children we grow up thinking how annoying it is that our parents know everyone, and everyone knows who we are, but as we get older, we realize how wonderful our small town is. This really hit home this past year for a group of softball players I coach. We participated in a tournament in Brookings where two younger Dell Rapids teams were also playing. As my team played their first game on Sunday, all the girls noticed the younger Dells teams watching them play! The younger girls were cheering for them, and knew most of their names. My players, seeing all the young talent and excitement for softball, decided they wanted to do something to give back to these young players. We decided to team up with the Daily Bread Food Panty and help their “still new” Back to School Program! Last year, they supplied 51 local kids with all the school supplies they needed. The girls feel this is a great cause and would like to help!
A softball clinic will be held Tuesday, July 25th, with registration beginning at 6:00 pm and clinic from 6:30-8:00 pm. The clinic is for all girls who play softball from U6-U12 age groups. It will be held on Fields A and B at Dell Rapids City Park. The “cost” for the clinic is two donations to the Daily Bread Food Pantry’s Back to School Program. Feel free to donate anything on the school supply list for all ages!