Teamwork And Two Firefighters,
A Winning Combination For SF Firefighters Toy Program
|By Nicol P. Juratovac|
|I am not sure who said it best, Howard Cossell when he said, Sports is the toy department of human life, or when Sally Casazza, Executive Director of the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program, was recently quoted to have said, There is no I in the word team, as team stands for together everyone achieves more.
Regardless, it is clear that sports and teamwork create a recipe for success. In fact, it was teamwork that had a group of ball players giving high fives to one another and donating another five bills (as in $500.00) to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program during the 15th Annual Palm Springs Winter Classic. The San Francisco Fire Departments own Nicol Nic Juratovac (E7) and Janeen Gigi Pirosko (E38) once again hit, caught, ran, and slid their way undefeated through a grueling six games into another first place finish in order to bring home the first place prize for the Citys underprivileged youth.
That the two ballers, along with past firefighter participants, have helped raised over $2350.00 for the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program in the past seven years, is to say nothing of the camaraderie and enjoyment they had in earning the grand prize. There is a saying that softball is life. But playing in this tourney and being able to give back to the Citys kids who come from low socio-economic backgrounds makes giving through sports a part of life like no other.
The Blues would like to once again thank San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program for accepting this donation and giving a bunch of ball players an opportunity to give back by playing what clearly is a kids game. It doesnt get any better than this.
|Photos provided by Nicol P. Juratovac|