During the inaugural year of our partnership with Sheridan Elementary attorneys and staff often asked, “How can we help more?” For GTH staff members Amelia Franco and Matt Main, that turned out to be coaching the 2nd and 3rd grade Sheridan baseball team through Tacoma Metro Parks. While the baseball season ended earlier in the summer, the friendships built during the season stayed strong.
With Summer ending, GTH, with the help of Human Resources Director Evelyn Sellers, donated enough Tacoma Rainiers season tickets to take the whole team to a game. On Saturday, August 25th, GTH staff organized the outing and arranged for the group to meet Rainers pitcher Tyler Higgins and other players before the start of the game. Each Sheridan player was able to take home an autographed baseball, with many of the kids asking the big-league players to sign their hats, shirts, and gloves. Staff member Matt Main said, “It was great to see the kids having a good time. For some, it was their first Rainers game, and seeing all those smiles while meeting the players was priceless.”