The staff at Hoagland Pharmacy organized a softball game to promote a friendly competition between our retail store and Long Term Care facility and involve our families that also give a lot to Hoagland Pharmacy. Both teams practiced night and day, rain or shine to ensure they were ready to win.
On June 27th, 2010 Hoagland Pharmacy’s staff and families arrived at the Bender fields in Lynden to enjoy Hoagland Pharmacy’s First Inaugural Retail vs. LTC Softball Game. As the day began, cheerful staff from our retail store showed up in colorful tie dye shirts with the Hoagland Pharmacy logo and their names on the back, while the staff at LTC came to battle it out in sporty grey and black t-shirts with war paint on their cheeks. Ready for a head to head competition, both teams took the field for a little practice. The other staff and families cheered in the stands with noise makers as the retail team was first up to bat.
In the first inning, Retail came in the lead with 2 home runs, but LTC was not going down without a fight. For the duration of the 8-inning game, LTC tied it up and made the remainder of the 16 home runs with some jaw dropping slides and great team work. The Long Term care team absorbed a 16-2 win to the Retail store just before the rain clouds started their tyranny.
After LTC’s big win, Hoagland Pharmacy staff and families took cover under the pavilion and had a great potluck feast. When the clouds parted there were games for the kids, including a cake walk, which proved to be quite tasty for all the kids who participated.
We would like to thank everyone who came out and made Hoagland Pharmacy’s First Inaugural Retail vs. LTC Softball Game and Potluck a huge success. Special Thank You to Julius Goldman, Kira Lockman, Kristy Green and Megan Monaghan for helping to organize this special event. Another game is scheduled, August 15th at the Geri Fields near the Civic Field, for a longer 10-inning rematch.