RHS fastpitch program hosts electronic recycling drive

Donations benefit the fastpitch program.

In partnership with Living Green Technology, Redmond High School’s fastpitch booster club hosted an e-cycle fundraising event on Feb. 5.

“It’s an opportunity for our fastpitch program here at Redmond High School to give back to the community,” said head coach Mike Pluschke.

Pluschke described how technology provides users with great opportunities, but when the tech become defunct, they tend to become cluttered in one’s house. The idea for the drive stemmed from a parent of one of the fastpitch players, Polly Walker, who had done textile drives in the past and heard about Living Green Technology.

“We also heard some other schools had done this and been able to utilize the community event as a possible fundraiser through donations, so we thought, well this would be a great way to help us realize some of the benefits through donations and fundraising that our kids need to do to make sure that their program is able to keep gear and equipment up to date and safe,” said Pluschke.

The event took place at RHS as a streamlined drive-up event. RHS fastpitch players and parents also engaged with the community.

Recycled electronics accepted at the event included desktops and monitors, laptops, televisions, power tools, video games and systems, office phones, and printers, among others. Items such as household batteries, light bulbs, refrigerators, and large household appliances were not accepted.

In addition to dropping off electronics, Redmond residents had the opportunity to donate to the RHS fastpitch program to assist with up-to-date equipment and gear for the players.

“The fastpitch program is a continuation of our Redmond Little League program that has been so successful over the year, and the great kids that have started at a young age in our community, they grow, and they just build from a love of the game that starts early in this community,” said Pluschke. “We’re a product of our community and that’s probably one of the things we love the most about what Redmond brings to softball and fastpitch.”