On Saturday, before it got too hot, 30-odd volunteers joined OPI and Portland Parks in sprucing up the soccer fields at nine parks all over the city. Meeting at Delta Park, the group was divided into small teams that were assigned to work at Ed Benedict, Bloomington, Clinton, Delta, Fernhill, Gabriel, Pier, Powell and Westmoreland Parks. At each park, goal frames were given a fresh coat of paint, top-to-bottom.
After finishing, the teams reconvened at Delta Park for a barbecue lunch put on for us by the Parks folks. Thanks to Steve Pixley and Shawn Lindsey of Portland Parks. And thanks, of course, to all our volunteers. Projects like this are the foundation of Operation Pitch Invasion, the sort of thing that started us, and the sort of thing we will always do.
Our next field day is August 23, at Rigler School in NE Portland, where we will do a complete refurbish of the field itself.
Details and sign-up form can be found here: http://ow.ly/zF9J6