The sold out U40 BBQ & Baseball night at Nat Bailey Stadium, sponsored by Division 15 Mechanical, was a great opportunity for young construction professionals to enjoy a night out together while supporting a local team. Baseball is one of the greatest sports to bring people together, and the event on June 21 was a wonderful opportunity to combine the U40 group with the mentors and youth from the KidStart Program.

This year. we had a great response from the KidStart mentors and mentees, often it is hard to get these vulnerable youth out in the community to sporting events such as the baseball game. In fact the response was so great, we increased the donated tickets from 10 to 16.

In the words of Heather, a KidStart Mentor, “I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for organizing the KidStart tickets for last night’s game. My ‘mentee’ thoroughly enjoyed the event, and the fireworks at the end were a lovely bonus.”

KidStart is the charity of choice of the U40 Network, and last year the U40 group raised more than $4,000 for the program. To learn more about KidStart visit

Our next VRCA event is the VRCA Boat Cruise on July 19, presented by the U40 Network. Be sure to get your tickets today for this popular event, which will also support KidStart.