Remy Porsella Service Reflection

For my service outreach, I volunteered as a baseball coach at Pier 40. Pier 40 is a baseball camp aimed at children age 6-12; it has been providing excellent opportunities to foster and help cultivate the talent of many young athletes over the years, including me. I went to the camp for 4 years. I still go there several times a week because my baseball team practices there, so I have formed many meaningful bonds with the staff there. Sadly, Hurricane Sandy had a horrific effect on the facility because it is literally on the water. It took 6 months and copies fund raising before the pier opened again, but it was still in a tenuous position. Funds were very limited. So, I decided to volunteer as a coach to ensure that the great tradition was upheld. I think that Pier 40 allows for young kids throughout the city to hone their skills, get exercise, and form lasting memories. My weeks as a coach to the young kids was extremely meaningful to me. Not only did I have a great time mentoring these young children but I also felt that they learned a lot from me. That was in August. Pier 40 is still on its road to full recovery, but it’s in a much better state now. I hope to volunteer again this summer too.

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