Volunteers heading to the city park with NACECares

By Stephanie Chizik

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 trees, fixing 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