The Pink Sox go (Simply) Green

Simply Green has always been a firm supporter of local youth sports in any way we can.

The Rye Pink Sox, a girls youth softball program founded in 2008, were in need of additional safety fencing but did not have the required funds. As you could imagine, girls in a U-14 league can really crank on a foul ball. Pink Sox President, Bill Marella, a longtime Simply Green customer and friend, approached Joel Bobbett, our GM, about getting involved. He suggested that the girls raise part of the funds for the fencing and asked if Simply Green could help with the remainder.

We couldn’t bear the possibility of our favorite softball team facing possible implications due to a hazardous fence. “When you learn about the positive culture of the Pink Sox, and how they are using girls softball as a vehicle to build self-confidence and self-esteem, you want to help,” Bobbett said. “It’s a terrific program. The coaches, players and parents should be very proud of what they’ve established in Rye. We’re proud to be a small part of that work.”

Joel and Bill met to help with the funding. Simply Green donated $1500 to the Rye Pink Sox at the ribbon cutting ceremony with Rye Elementary Principal, Patricia-Lane Richardson, and the Rye Pink Sox family. The event also recognized Las Olas Taqueria for their ongoing support of the Rye Pink Sox.

We, at Simply Green, are proud to support the growing Rye Pink Sox and their—now safe—future.