On Thursday, July 2nd, Potter Baseball hosted the Annapolis Cook-Off at Arnold Ball Park in Arnold, Maryland, a wonderful event that reflected Jeff Potter’s vision and commitment to love and baseball the Potter Way.
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Teach The Children Well.
What makes Potter Baseball so special? This program utilizes the sport of baseball as the core of its theme and cleverly incorporates other concepts, namely community service, health, respect for self and others and charity work, thereby creating a lesson in life. Each summer the program participants gather on weekends to play in tournaments in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. While on these tours, the team holds fundraisers for charities, collects food for donations and visits historic sites in the locales and supports their causes, such as the Bull Run Warrior Retreat. Often they experience the hospitality of area teams and their families who offer them accommodations.
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Happy Fourth of July. Hopefully, this holiday will be a fun day spent with friends and family, relaxing and celebrating our wonderful country. Also, hopefully this day will be a green day. I have several tips to make the 4th a wonderful green day.
First of all, let’s talk about fireworks. They are not green. All polytechnic applications are significant polluters of the environment. I know it is hard to imagine celebrating the 4th without fireworks. So let’s compromise here and leave this part of the celebration to the experts. Plan to go to a community event rather than staging a backyard event. This way it will be done with more control, alleviating the risk of accidents that occur every year, and plus you get to celebrate in grand style.
Also, for picnics and barbecues, it is important to use biodegradable or reusable plates and plastics. The picnic will still be fun and you will be doing your part to reduce the piles at the landfills. Pay attention to the food served at your picnic or barbecue. Hot dogs and hamburgers are staples at cookouts and barbecues, but be mindful of the environmental impact of the production of such products. Make sure you incorporate healthy and possibly organic fruits and salads into your menu. You will be doing a favor to yourself, your family and friends and the environment.
Think green when you crank up the grill. Propane is three times as efficient as charcoal. If you opt for charcoal, make sure it is wood briquettes. They are more sustainable. Also, do not overcook or char food on the grill. This is toxic to the body and the environment.
Try to incorporate some exercise into the day. The Fourth of July is a great time to organize a friendly game of baseball, volleyball, dodgeball, etc. Exercise is great for the health of friends and family.
As you can see, the Fourth of July is a wonderful day to celebrate our nation and green. Let’s live green, be green!