SIS Bank Commercial Banking Assistant, Julie Sevigny (left) is presented a $500 check for Howie’s Field of Dreams in Portsmouth, NH from President, Blaine Boudreau (right) after being selected for the most recent recipient of the Employee Donation Program.
The leaves are turning colors and soon will fall. While many are getting ready for the season of raking to come, one lucky local non-profit has raked in our September gift of $500. Howie’s Field of Dreams is the latest charity to have been selected by an SIS employee, as part of our monthly Employee Donation Program.
Howie’s Field of Dreams is a particular kind of baseball field made of a special surface so that players with physical and/or mental disabilities can play America’s favorite pastime game. The field is located at Roger Allen Park in Rochester, NH, and is the brain-child of former President of the Rochester Rotary Club, Howie Seckendorf. When Seckendorf died of a sudden heart attack, the Rotary continued his dream, and the field was built. The ‘Bambino Buddy Field’ surfacing allows for players to be able to fall down without getting hurt so any player can experience the joy of playing baseball, despite physical or mental challenges.
Julie Sevigny, Commercial Banking Assistant at the SIS main office, is the 30th employee to have the honor of naming a favorite charity to receive a donation of $500. Sevigny chose Howie’s Field of Dreams for its amazing opportunities provided to those who are sometimes overlooked when it comes to sports participation.
“Being able to see the player’s smiles and listening to their families cheer as they play America’s favorite pastime is priceless!” says SIS Bank President & CEO Blaine Boudreau. “Julie, you have chosen a wonderful recipient for our latest gift. Thank you for helping Howie’s memory to live on forevermore in his ‘Field of Dreams.’”
For more information on Howie’s Field of Dreams, including how you can donate directly, go to: http://www.howiesfieldofdreams.com.