Next year’s baseball season is a long way away. But it’s already clear that Danville Little Leaguers will be winners, thanks in part to the hard work of nine of our employees.

The employees, based in Bloomsburg, recently volunteered their time to remove overhead lights, wire and poles at Danville’s Little League complex. A contractor hired by Danville Little League will install a new lighting system.

The previous equipment had been in place since the 1970s and needed an upgrade, according to the Daily Item newspaper.

Requests for help with community projects like this are routed through PPL Electric Utilities’ four regional affairs directors. We evaluate each request and help when employees are available, though we can’t support every request.

“We work to improve the quality of life in our communities through employee volunteering and financial donations, as well as by providing safe, reliable electric service,” said Teri MacBride, regional affairs director serving the Danville area.

“In this case, the work that needed to be done fit directly into our employees’ expertise. We were glad to be able to help.”

Little League officials told the Daily Item the league plays night games almost daily from April through June.

Employees taking part included Journeyman Linemen George Flick, Brad Hons, Bill Kindig, Jim Seeley and Gregg Snyder; Groundhand Corey Levalley; Journeyman Electricians-Substation Pete Lanza and Joe Vandermark; Distribution Technician Ryan James; and Operations Distribution Scheduler Scott Stahl.

Pictured: Journeyman Lineman Brad Hons with one of the old lights. Photo courtesy Jeff Weaver, PPL Electric Utilities materials handler.