Baseball and softball season is underway at Radford High School in Honolulu, HI. After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, both teams are making up for lost time this season.
And they’re doing it with some help from Goodfellow Bros.
Earlier this spring, the school’s athletic director, Kelly Sur, contacted the O‘ahu Region with a request: Could GBI help grade the baseball and softball fields?
Due to the pandemic, neither field had been maintained in nearly a year, and to make matters worse, heavy rains had eroded parts of the fields. As a result, the ground was uneven in places, which was causing the players to trip and fall. To fix the fields and eliminate the hazard, the school asked if GBI could provide a roller to pack in the infield and baselines while the players wheelbarrowed dirt to the uneven areas.
GBI agreed to help and sent the perfect person to scope out the project: O‘ahu Region Superintendent and baseball aficionado, Joshua Awa. When he met Kelly at the fields, Joshua noticed some of the uneven areas were very low. Having the players wheelbarrow the dirt to the field would take a long time, so Joshua devised a new plan: In addition to the roller, GBI would also provide a skid-steer loader to place the dirt and speed up the placement process.
The work began on April 2, and by the end of the day, the baseball and softball fields were back to top-playing shape.
GBI appreciates Radford High School for giving us the opportunity to help create safe fields for the players to enjoy. Go team!