Comcast-led volunteer effort comes to Hoquiam’s Roger Jump Field today

  • Fri Apr 21st, 2017 10:00pm
  • News

Comcast employees from the Grays Harbor area will come together to perform cleanup and maintenance work at Roger Jump Memorial Field in Hoquiam Saturday for the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, a volunteer project in which the company’s employees and their families give back to their community.

Although it’s a Comcast organized event, anyone is welcome to volunteer. More than 250 Comcast employees, family and friends are expected to perform clean up, landscaping, field maintenance, painting, and facility repairs such as replacement of siding at the popular baseball field. Roger Jump Memorial Field is located on the east end of Olympic Stadium. More than 400 children in the greater Grays Harbor area use the sports facilities.

The work is being done in conjunction with Hoquiam Youth Baseball and the City of Hoquiam. Supplies for additional projects are being provided by Home Depot, Levee Lumber, the Port of Grays Harbor, Spradlin Rock, Fastenal and Bob and Suzie Van Ogle. The local Coca Cola distributor, and the Farmer family (owner of the local Dominos), are supplying lunch and refreshments for the volunteers.

The field is located at 3003 Cherry Street in Hoquiam. The cleanup is slated to start at 8 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. There are two large parking lots at the field and participants will each get an event t-shirt. Most tools will be provided.

The Roger Jump Memorial Field project is one of about 30 happening across Washington state. More than 3,000 Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers, family and friends are expected to make an impact on their local communities that day.

This year, Comcast expects more than 100,000 volunteers to participate in approximately 900 projects around the world. Since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001, volunteers have contributed nearly five million volunteer hours at 7,700 projects.