Photo illustration by Taylor Saugstad, photos courtesy of Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum and 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.
“This is the first step to many upcoming things for veterans this year at Cuesta,” Luna said.
Currently, pickup games are played at Laguna Park in San Luis Obispo, as the SVA has not received permission to use Cuesta’s baseball fields.
“We 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.” Luna said.
The softball league is meant to preserve unity experienced in the armed forces through sport.
“The purpose of this is so veterans can go and see the togetherness around the students and at the same time enjoy sports,” Luna said. “We’re trying to form a community to assure veterans of the help they have.”
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 don’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.