NACE International’s second annual NACECares’ Volunteer Day
took place on Sunday April 15, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Over 50
volunteers joined the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation to help revamp Alkire
Park and the Roland Hemond baseball field. The goals of the event were to give
back to the conference host city and to offer a venue for like-minded members
to be involved and to network.
The park is
located about 2.6 miles (4.2 km) from the convention center, and the Roland
Hemond Field, named for a senior director of the Diamondbacks, is the 35th
field in the “Diamonds Back” Field Building Program. The Arizona Diamondbacks
Foundation and Arizona Public Service (APS) dedicated the youth field in 2015.
The NACECares volunteers gave
back to the Phoenix community by painting a portion of a pavilion
for the pool, planting
up the baseball field,
and picking up trash and debris. Snacks and water were provided to the
volunteers, who earned volunteer points from attending the event.
For more information on Volunteer Day, visit www.nace.org/VolunteerPhoenix