My good friend Zach Rowe recently led a baseball clinic for a group of kids from Baltimore City. It was part of his senior project for the McMullen Scholars program. As a peer minister and varsity baseball player at the Hall, he wanted to incorporate his talents and passion for service to give back to the community.
Zach started organizing the event in June of this year. “The time I put into the event paid off when I saw the reactions of all the coaches that helped me with the event when it was over as well as the looks on the kid’s faces while it was going on. It gave me a sense of gratitude and accomplishment to visibly see the joy on their faces.” There were about 20 kids in attendance from the James Mosher League and roughly 10 instructors (Calvert Hall players and coaches).
Zach is no stranger to service. He went along with me and 10 other students plus two chaperones to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana in early February 2012. We acted as mentors and tutors for the students and assisted the teachers in classroom at the De La Salle Blackfeet School. When we weren’t in the classroom, we were learning about the Blackfeet culture through tours and speakers.