Tune in to this year’s Little League Softball World Series, as a group of SFMA members will be part of an all-female volunteer grounds crew in charge of the final four days of the tournament, including the championship game, which will air on ESPN on August 15.
The grounds crew is led by member Chris Ball, CSFM, of Ewing Irrigation who volunteers to be the grounds crew leader for this tournament. It is entirely held on one field, Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park in Greenville, N.C.
The crew will be responsible for all the field maintenance before during and after the games. This is the inaugural year for this all-female crew to come together, but with Little League hosting the tournament in Greenville for at least the next five years, SFMA hopes it becomes a tradition!
SFMA volunteer members include Nina Oldenkamp (Odey’s Field Experts), Amy Fouty, CSFM (Motz Group), Maritza Martinez (St. Louis CITY Soccer Club), Morgan Hunter (Columbia Fireflies), Leah Withrow (Reno Aces), Sarah Martin, CSFM (City of Phoenix), Cheryl Miller (Little League Southeastern Region), Kelly Lynch (PureSeed), Julie Kessler (Virginia Tech Turfgrass student) Brynn South (recent high school graduate, only female in her high school turfgrass program), Meg Kruger (Pioneer Athletics), Holly Robinette (Charlotte Knights) and Sun Roesslein, CSFM (North Area Athletic Complex-Jeffco Schools Athletics).