Donation from Rotary Club: Science lab container for Little Leaguers

POSTED: 09/18/15 12:28 PM


Science lab containerRotarians and Little Leaguers paint the container. In the foreground is Rotary president Jeffrey Sochrin. Photo contributed.

 St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten donated a shipping container to the Little League to be used as a Science lab as part of their after school player development program. Before athletes in the program begin their baseball training they first receive help with their homework, read, do some math and will now also do science.

Saturday, members of the Rotary joined the Little Leaguers in painting the container so the outside looks as good as the inside, which sports a microscope, fossils, telescope, electricity learning kit and a chemistry set.

“This is why I joined Rotary,” said John Caputo from Domino’s Pizza. He is also the chairman of the Rotary’s Service Projects Committee.  “We help local community organizations by doing things.”

Rotary members arrived at 10 a.m. and were scheduled to finish at noon. The plan was to paint the container blue with yellow trim, have a small lunch and play a quick game of softball against the children.  Robert Judd and his wife Sheridan Moreton-Judd brought the sound system and provided music. There were coolers of beverages and the grill turned out hot dogs and hamburgers almost as fast as the young boys and girls could splash paint on themselves, some on the container and then take a break for more food.

Despite the work, everyone had such a good time that the paint-party did not end until 3 p.m.

After touring the inside of the Science lab Rotary President Jeffrey “Soc” Sochrin from Island 92 said. “This is really a good thing. I think we are going to have to get more involved.”

Sherwin Williams St. Maarten donated the paint.


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