Volunteer Services offers residents the opportunity to be part of the "Goodyear Gives Back" program. Working as a team with staff and other dedicated volunteers, they can make a difference and "give back" to their community. Whether it is lending a hand at special one-day events such as the "Star Spangled Fourth" or assisting employees in city offices with various tasks, their commitment and support is an integral part of the success in growing a vibrant community.
Michael Smith comes to us after 43 years in the steel business in Gary, Indiana. As a former semi-pro ball player with a heart for the game and a real affection for sharing with other fans, Michael knew immediately when he saw Goodyear Ballpark in 2010 where he wanted to spend his time in the spring.
His volunteer work as an usher has made him a favorite with fellow volunteers, players and fans alike. He can be seen showing citizens to their seats, recommending the tastiest ballpark treats, or trading stats with fellow enthusiasts of the game. His love of the sport is positively contagious.
Next time you are at the ballpark, look for Michael and thank him for his military service (a Purple Heart recipient) and have a little chat about baseball. You will come away with a smile and leave the park remembering why Goodyear is such a great place to live.
To learn more about volunteering in Goodyear, please call Judi Switanek at 623-882-7807.