2022 Volunteer of the Year Award






Wayne Straitz

Wayne Straitz has been volunteering with Freedom Softball since 2000. Wayne began coaching his twin daughters and continued coaching as they moved up through the age groups. In 2002 Wayne stepped up to be the Equipment Coordinator which entails organizing, maintaining and ordering equipment for 25 inhouse teams. We could also count on him to help with registration every Saturday in January to help register players, answer questions from parents as well as being willing to make phone calls to help remind folks that registration time was happening.

Wayne continues to be the Equipment Coordinator even though his daughters have long ago graduated high school and college; Wayne plans next spring to start helping with the fields too.

Wayne demonstrates the true nature of being a volunteer, always there to lend a hand when needed.

It is an honor and a privilege for us to have Wayne Straitz as our 2022 Volunteer of the Year.