It is often said that giving one's time for a cause or to help those less fortunate does as much for the volunteer as it does for the recipient. I don't know if that is always true, but it is certainly what I witnessed at the third annual Softball Saturday event at Singley Park - where volunteers comprised of current and former members of Hillsborough High School's softball team, as well as members of the Hillsborough Hustle youth softball team, outnumbered the special needs children they were hosting by a 3 to 1 margin.
This wonderful event, which I also wrote about last year, is designed to give kids with disabilities a chance to have a fun day practicing their softball skills and playing in a game.
I can't imagine these young mentors, aged 10 to 25, having any more fun than they did last Saturday as they guided the kids around the bases on a picture perfect morning. It was evident that they were having as much fun as the kids!
Even Sparkee had a smile!