Photo illustration by Taylor Saugstad, photos courtesy ofÂ Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum andÂ Petr Kratochvil
By Asa Mason
The Student Veterans Association at Cuesta College is trying to start a softball team, but is in
need of more players to compete in a league, according to a league official.
â€œThis is the first step to many upcoming things for veterans this year at Cuesta,â€ Luna said.
Currently, pickup games are played at Laguna Park in San Luis Obispo, as the SVA has not received permission to use Cuestaâ€™s baseball fields.
â€œWe want to use the facility here but we have to get the approval, otherwise if we do it on our own we will have to find a way to get help cleaning after games.â€ Luna said.
The softball league is meant to preserve unity experienced in the armed forces through sport.
â€œThe purpose of this is so veterans can go and see the togetherness around the students and at the same time enjoy sports,â€ Luna said. â€œWeâ€™re trying to form a community to assure veterans of the help they have.â€
The pickup games are played every Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The league is open to all Cuesta students, and there is no fee to sign up and play.
Players donâ€™t have to be in top-shape, as others are trying to adjust also to the competitive nature of the sport as well.
Contact SVA president Frank Luna for more information if interested.