Each season, our program prides itself in demonstrating positive impacts on our community. In past years, we have worked at Share the Harvest in Dartmouth, donated time to the epilepsy foundation, as well as run field hockey clinics for junior high students and beach cleanups.
This year, our coaching staff (Kate Souza, Kayla Hartley, Alex Murphy and Lauren O’Brien) decided we would love to give back to our community in Rochester. The Rochester Country Fair has not been able to run since COVID. It is coming up on October 1, and they are in need of volunteers to help prepare to run their event. Our players (approximately 30) were able to assist in preparing for the fair by cleaning out ticket booths, setting up signs, sanding/painting bleachers for guests to sit on, cleaning the concession stand and much more. The members of the committee were very appreciative of the help our program was able to offer them. Many of them will be helping out on October 1.
The Rochester Country Fair is a place where many of our coaches and players have gathered to make memories with their family and friends. We were excited to chip in to assist in getting the fair back for everyone to enjoy. I knew the fair was very important to Coach Hartley and we wanted to give back our time to a fairground in need.