Excitement is Building for the 2014 Wheelchair Softball World Series

softball2-mainJoin me in the excitement at the 2014 Wheelchair Softball World Series!  August 14, 15, 16.  The series will be held at three Brooklyn Park, MN parks. This year the World Series is hosted by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

I’m all in for this one.  Bring you, your family, your business or civic organization members and neighbors.  Let’s get involved by joining the hundreds of volunteers and many more who will be cheering on teams from the U.S., Canada, and Japan.  The sport originated here, and has grown dramatically in its 37 year span.

Grab a volunteer spot on the online sign up!  A special note to my students, alumni, and hospitality peers:  Courage Kenny is hoping we will fill the registration spots if possible.  That’s probably because they know registration is one area we can knock out of the park.  (Sorry, couldn’t resist that last little bit.)  Students and alumni, let me know when you volunteer so I can arrange for you to receive collateral for your portfolio.

Then follow the tournament on Facebook.

Find out more about the Wheelchair Softball World Series and the National Wheelchair Softball Association.

A Different Kind of Food Drive — Please Join Me!

Nope, I’m not asking you to bring canned goods. I’m asking you to join me in the garden on Saturday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Inver Hills Community College-Metropolitan State University Interdisciplinary Community Garden and Orchard. Since 2012 community members, students, faculty, and staff have been generating produce for local food shelves.

Inver-Metro Community Garden

Let’s celebrate summer and sun while
we play in the dirt together!

Gardening tools will be provided.

Getting to the Garden

Inver Hlls Community College is at 2500 East 80th Street, Inver Grove Heights, MN. The community garden is located on the south side of campus, directly behind Heritage Hall. To get there, park in either the College Center or South parking lot, and follow the outdoor stairs between Heritage Hall and the Business building. Continue along the path behind Heritage Hall to the garden.

Can’t make it on June 14th?  That’s ok — you can garden with the community on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.