Brennen Pickens arrived at the Ursuline Academy softball field unsure about playing in the kickball game. He considered watching from the sidelines. With the guidance of Ursuline alumnae Paige Salthouse and other volunteers, he soon was at the plate kicking the ball and running to first base to loud cheers.
After a few innings, Brennen took over the pitching duties for his team. His first efforts were a little too bouncy, but with a little coaching he soon was rolling them to the plate flawlessly. Volunteer Greg Heins, a St. John Vianney High School grad, was impressed. “Good job, dude,” Heins said. “You’re doing awesome pitching.”