(Q) Why you wanted to start a team?
(A) I have gone through some terrible setbacks in my life, and, personally, it was time to break free from the ‘shit’ and do something about it. A while back, Michael David Battle and I casually discussed putting a team together, but neither of us knew it would really transpire into what it is today. Although, our first game hasn’t happened yet, I am still so proud to have started this with him. So far, we have a team full of all types of individuals from all walks of life. Fitting in wasn’t always my strong suit; still isn’t. But, I am hopeful that with our sponsors -- Garden of Peace Project (GPP) and Cattivo Bar -- and, of course, the support of many of you, everyone can feel welcome to trying something new and fresh; like softball.
(Q) What you want to come from the team?
(A) Support would be my absolute number one. You definitely cannot have a great team without it! And also having a freaking blast with my team, while giving it our all!
(Q) How is Garden of Peace Project a part of that?
(A) Garden of Peace Project happens to be one of our main sponsors. But the GPP isn’t just a sponsor; the founder, Michael David Battle (also on the team), happens to be one of my dearest friends, whom I met while playing in Steel City Softball League. I would love for our team, the Pathfinders, to be a humble branch of the GPP. I want people to feel as comfortable and welcomed to this softball team as they would be being a part of the GPP.
(Q) Garden of Peace Project strives to empower individuals to explore their Self and we believe that each person should have one place where they can go to connect, feel vulnerable, heal, and where they feel most at “home” -- their garden of peace. Where do you find your garden of peace?
(A) Is it fair to say that I am still searching? I am taking the steps necessary to get to that point. And so far, I am happy to say, I feel progress. J
***Note*** Please come to North Park on May 3rd for Opening Day with hundreds of local players!! There will be a league picnic and we would love the support of fans old and new to come out, wear orange, and cheer the PATHFINDERS on from 3:15 - 4:20PM!!
For details please go to www.steelcitysoftball.org