by Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications
As I was standing on the third base baseline of PNC Field, I couldn’t help but smile as I heard the crowd’s roaring response to our very own Sister Laurelliya’s fantastic throw of the ceremonial first pitch of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game on Tuesday, August 18. Her pitch, which she delivered right from the pitcher’s mound, sailed more than 60 feet straight into the catcher’s mitt!
As I perused social media the next day, I was thrilled to see the photo you see here captured by Scranton Times-Tribune photographer Butch Comegys posted on the newspaper’s Facebook page. But what made me even happier were the positive comments people posted beneath it such as “Way to go Sister!,” and “That’s great! So neat that the RailRiders let her do that. Made me smile.” It just goes to show you evangelization and spreading God’s love can be done in many different ways and in many different places – even from a pitcher’s mound!
Following Sister’s fabulous pitch and Mother Maureen’s great on-field interview, Residents, Association Jeanne Jugan members, family, friends, and Little Sisters gathered together in sections 28 and 29 of the stadium for an evening of fun, food, and friendship. As we munched on hot dogs, popcorn, potato chips, cotton candy, and soft drinks, we enjoyed catching up with old friends we had not seen for a while and watching our home team battle their division rivals, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
Despite our RailRiders ninth inning rally, they lost 3-1. But with all of the fun we had and the laughs we shared, the evening was certainly a win for us!
Until next time,