WESTFIELD- The Greater Westfield Babe Ruth League is still seeking volunteers to help out with the upcoming Babe Ruth World Series for 13-year-olds beginning Aug. 8 at Billy Bullens Field.
The youth baseball league is in need of volunteers to fill out hundreds of shifts for the weeklong baseball tournament. League President Dan Welch said they need people to operate concessions, ticket windows, shagging foul balls, and selling souvenirs during games.
“We are looking for community support to work as volunteers during the World Series,” said Welch, “There are hundreds of shifts we must fill to make the series the experience of a lifetime for the players.”
Welch said that each volunteer shift is expected to be around three to three-and-a-half hours, roughly the length of a single game. Each volunteer should arrive about half an hour before the game. The first games each day begin at 10 a.m., and the final games begin at 7 p.m. and should end at 10 p.m,. should they be of normal length.
“Our total wish list was 540 shifts across the tournament,” said Welch, “For the most part there will be four games a day.”
He noted that the volunteer needs for the last Babe Ruth World Series in Westfield in 2016 were roughly the same. He said that people really enjoyed volunteering for the series.
“In 2016, people loved it so much that they asked if they could come back,” said Welch, “Now that we’re doing it again, I hope to see a similar turnout.”
Those seeking to volunteer for any games should go to www.WestfieldWorldSeries.com and follow the volunteer link at the bottom of the page.