By Liz Kulig, Special Projects Assistant
This past Sunday, June 7th City Year New Hampshire enjoyed a baseball game as a site at Northeast Dental Delta Stadium to watch the New Hampshire Fisher Cats play the Richmond Flying Squirrels. There were representatives from each of the six schools City Year New Hampshire serves whether students or corps members or some combination, along with community champions and staff. It also happened to be law enforcement day at the park—something that added to the excitement of the ballpark for our students.
Corps members were happy to engage our own students along with others that were there to enjoy the Fisher Cats game on a beautiful Sunday by having a booth with games and information about what corps members do. Everyone walking by was invited to participate in our “Make Better Happen” cornhole game. Participants were given three chances to get a beanbag in the hole. If they came out victorious, they received a special City Year prize. Children were having tons of fun with the challenge of a new game.
The game itself, was fun to watch as well. For a bit the New Hampshire Fisher Cats were winning, until the Richmond Flying Squirrels were able to score three runs in one inning. The score ended up being 4-1, with the Richmond Flying Squirrels coming out on top. However, City Year New Hampshire still enjoyed the gorgeous day for a ballgame—taking the opportunity to engage our students and champions, while introducing City Year and what we do to a group of community members who haven’t previously had a chance to hear what we do.