On Friday, Sept. 26, I joined the Beaver Dam Student Life group on the ball field and cheered on their softball game. It was a beautiful day to be outside and see the excitement and team spirit from the students participating. It was a fun event, and it wasn’t about who was scoring the most runs, who missed the ball or how fast the students went from first, to second, to third base and then home! There was no shortage of talent at the game and, at times, I even got to be the umpire!
I also got to join the batting team and attempt to hit the ball, and “attempt” is exactly what it was. I was grateful for the pitcher who graciously tried to oblige when I would ask him to “pitch it so I can be sure to hit it.” The students on the sideline offered excellent advice, with the most important being, “keep your eye on the ball!”
If opportunities are there for you to participate in Student Life activities, I encourage you to do so. It is a great way to build new friendships, and you never know when you might see me at that next event!