Little League cleanup

It’s almost time to play ball, and the Young Men’s Christian Association is assisting the Cayman Islands Little League Association by recruiting volunteers to complete a few facility projects just in time for the upcoming season.

On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., volunteers are invited to support this worthy effort.

Gregory J. Smith serves as the chief executive officer for YMCA Cayman Islands and works with CILLA program and facilities manager Latoya McField on this initiative. Smith said many hands are needed to complete the project at the Field of Dreams in George Town.

“Although we’ll find a place for special skills, none are needed,” Smith said. “There is plenty of painting, organizing, cleanup and minor repairs to keep you busy. Even if you can only come for a half-day or a few hours, invite your friends and come join us. In addition to work, we also plan to have fun. Expect a festive atmosphere with music to whistle while you work, food to satisfy your hard-earned appetite and good fellowship with like-minded community volunteers.”

He added, “All of our efforts improve a very special place where kids can come to improve skills, build friendships and grow as young people. What a satisfying way to spend part of a day. There will be plenty of water, snacks and lunch is provided … now we just need you. Remember to wear clothes that can get dirty.

“A good bit of painting needs to be done outside, so also remember your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. If being outside for long periods isn’t your cup of tea, there is also some indoor work that needs doing.”

Anyone interested can contact Smith at [email protected] with names and ages of people attending, times of planned attendance, any special skills or preferences in painting, gardening, carpentry, etc., any supplies they can bring with them (e.g. paint rollers/pans, brushes, ladder, etc.), or willingness to be a project leader.