Submitted by Mai-Linh Hoang, SilverFlame Communications

On Tuesday evening, volunteers were out in full force to take kids to the ball game. Variety, the children’s charity, held it’s third annual Variety Night at the Phillies, hosted by Young Variety and the Young Professionals Network. Nearly 60 YPN members volunteered with Young Variety and in addition, there were volunteers from CVS and Tierney Agency. The night started out with sensitivity training for all volunteers. It gave us an opportunity to learn about the good works of Variety and also to hear directly from a parent of a disabled child. She stressed the important and significance of Variety in their lives and how Variety gave her son a true learning opportunity. We then met the kids at their bus and took them inside the ballpark. It was wonderful to see their excitement, and for many, this was their first Phillies game.

This event marked the first volunteer opportunity for YPN members of the 2008-2009 season. Last month, YPN awarded its first Volunteer of the Year Award for the most engaged YPN volunteer for the past year. The next YPN volunteer event will be on October 18th for Philly Cares Day at McClure Elementary.

Click here to view more photos from the game.

Be sure to attend YPN’s kickoff event on September 17th at the Hard Rock Café and hear Mark Schweiker, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, speak about upcoming Chamber initiatives and how YPN members can get involved.

For more information about YPN and the upcoming volunteer event, please email [email protected].