Community has the chance to shine two more times


When word came down last month that the Big League Softball World Series would be coming to Roxana this summer, the general reaction of the community was one of pride.

People were proud that the powers-that-be selected this area to be the site of the tournament and were excited to showcase the community to the rest of the world. And people were also proud for the local organizers of the Senior League Softball World Series, who have done such an exemplary job hosting that tournament that officials had no qualms handing them this prestigous tournament, as well.

It was an exciting moment for this entire area, and also offered some economic help, as well, as more teams coming to the area should translate into more people visiting local shops and restaurants. We even heard a story of someone coming to the World Series last year and enjoying the area so much he bought a house here. That is an impact.

Well, we received some more good news last week concerning our area. The American Cancer Society will hold its Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware at Camp Barnes on May 10. The overnight event promises to expose many new people to the beauty of Camp Barnes, and our entire community. The event was previously held up the road in Millsboro, so people who have been participating there will probably not have a problem driving a few extra miles to Camp Barnes. And there is great potential for attracting even more people to the event with the proximity to the beach during our beautiful spring season.

These are two great events to come directly to our community this year, and it is vitally important for the future of these events that we offer them our support. All of us.

It is important that we help with the Relay for Life event, not only because it’s a feather in the hat of our community, but also because these events raise a lot of money toward national efforts, including cancer research, medicine, prevention programs and support services. Cancer has touched nearly all of us, either directly or through loved ones. We can have a very real impact here simply by offering support.

Both of these wonderful events don’t just happen by magic, either. They need volunteers. Roxana has hosted the Senior League Softball World Series for years now, and with great success, thanks largely to a loyal team of volunteers. But with twice the amount of games, they will need more.

Let’s work together to make these two events great.When word came down last month that the Big League Softball World Series would be coming to Roxana this summer, the general reaction of the community was one of pride.

People were proud that the powers-that-be selected this area to be the site of the tournament and were excited to showcase the community to the rest of the world. And people were also proud for the local organizers of the Senior League Softball World Series, who have done such an exemplary job hosting that tournament that officials had no qualms handing them this prestigous tournament, as well.

It was an exciting moment for this entire area, and also offered some economic help, as well, as more teams coming to the area should translate into more people visiting local shops and restaurants. We even heard a story of someone coming to the World Series last year and enjoying the area so much he bought a house here. That is an impact.

Well, we received some more good news last week concerning our area. The American Cancer Society will hold its Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware at Camp Barnes on May 10. The overnight event promises to expose many new people to the beauty of Camp Barnes, and our entire community. The event was previously held up the road in Millsboro, so people who have been participating there will probably not have a problem driving a few extra miles to Camp Barnes. And there is great potential for attracting even more people to the event with the proximity to the beach during our beautiful spring season.

These are two great events to come directly to our community this year, and it is vitally important for the future of these events that we offer them our support. All of us.

It is important that we help with the Relay for Life event, not only because it’s a feather in the hat of our community, but also because these events raise a lot of money toward national efforts, including cancer research, medicine, prevention programs and support services. Cancer has touched nearly all of us, either directly or through loved ones. We can have a very real impact here simply by offering support.

Both of these wonderful events don’t just happen by magic, either. They need volunteers. Roxana has hosted the Senior League Softball World Series for years now, and with great success, thanks largely to a loyal team of volunteers. But with twice the amount of games, they will need more.
Let’s work together to make these two events great.