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Bridging Dreams through Baseball: Gap2Gap Team Joins Cornerstone's Community Kitchen for a Day of Service

Updated: Apr 2

In the heart of our community lies a haven for dreams to flourish and for bonds to be forged—Cornerstone's Community Kitchen. Today, the kitchen welcomed a special group of young individuals from the Gap2Gap baseball team, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth through the lessons learned on and off the baseball field. In the spirit of community service, 21 enthusiastic members of the "Bridging Dreams through Baseball" team dedicated their time to organize the community center, unload a recent delivery, and contribute to the lunch service in the Community Kitchen.

The Gap2Gap Mission:

Established in the winter of 2020, the Gap2Gap baseball team is more than just a sports organization; it is a platform for nurturing dreams and instilling essential life skills in the youth. Their mission, succinctly put, is to encourage young individuals to dream big, chase those dreams, and provide a safe space where they can learn the values of commitment, teamwork, and life lessons both on and off the baseball field.

A Day of Service:

As an integral part of their program, community service plays a crucial role in shaping the character of the Gap2Gap team members. Today, their visit to Cornerstone's Community Kitchen exemplified their commitment to making a positive impact beyond the baseball diamond. The team dove into various tasks, demonstrating their dedication to the community and their desire to contribute to a cause greater than themselves.

Organizing the Community Center:

The Gap2Gap team's first task was to organize the community center, ensuring that it remains an inviting and functional space for all. With precision and teamwork, the youth efficiently tackled the challenge, rearranging and optimizing the storage areas to better serve the needs of the community.

Unloading the Van:

A recent delivery to the community center brought with it a variety of supplies and resources. The Gap2Gap team eagerly stepped up to the task of unloading the van, displaying their physical prowess and willingness to get their hands dirty for the betterment of the community.

"Bussing" Tables in the Community Kitchen:

During the lunch service at Cornerstone's Community Kitchen, the Gap2Gap team took on the responsibility of "bussing" tables. Their involvement not only expedited the dining experience for those enjoying a meal but also allowed the young individuals to engage directly with the community, fostering connections and understanding the impact of their service firsthand.

A Terrific Job:

The efforts of the Gap2Gap team did not go unnoticed, and their hard work left a lasting impression on the Cornerstone community. The collaboration between the two organizations showcased the power of teamwork and the positive influence that a group of motivated individuals can have when they come together for a shared purpose.

As the Gap2Gap baseball team wraps up their day of service at Cornerstone's Community Kitchen, the echoes of their impact linger in the organized spaces and grateful smiles of those they served. Through the lens of baseball, these young men are not only learning the ins and outs of the game but are also becoming valuable contributors to the community they call home. Today's collaboration between Gap2Gap and Cornerstone exemplifies the beautiful intersection of sportsmanship and community service, proving that dreams, when nurtured with commitment and compassion, can truly bridge gaps and create a better world for us all.

Pat Kupec

Community Kitchen Administrator

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