Nearly 100 PPL Customer Services employee volunteers and their families hit a home run when they partnered with the IronPigs to spruce up a Little League field complex in Bethlehem on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Volunteers completed a number of jobs, including cleaning up the snack stand, power washing bleachers, painting and fixing up the benches in the dugout, weeding and other activities.

The IronPigs team helped with field upgrades such as leveling the playing field and putting down new sand in the ball fields.

“With PPL volunteers and the IronPigs field management team working together, we were able to give these Little League players a major league update,” said Chris Cardenas, vice president-Customer Services.

Plans for the project began in March when Customer Services employees looked to take on a large community activity to give back to the community.

“I don’t think I can find the words to describe how truly appreciative I am for the tremendous contributions you and your team have made to our organization. It’s one thing to put tasks down in a list, but to see them come to life with real participants giving their precious time to the cause is awe-inspiring,” said Dave Cresci, secretary of the Lehigh Sports Association. “Thank you for your leadership, your time, your skills and most importantly your amazing ‘can do’ attitudes in the face of project and weather challenges.”

“This is just one of many community service projects that Customer Services has completed since January,” said Melinda Stumpf, manager-Regulatory Programs and Business Services. “Including the ball field project, employees have given more than 500 hours of volunteer time for nonprofits such as VIA, the Gress Mountain Ranch, Griffin Pond, Cops ‘n Kids, and the Sanctuary at Haafsville. Each month, we strive to complete a volunteer project in our community.”