By: James Bonafe, Tulare County DCSS & Chad Reed, CA DCSS
The ceremonial first pitch is a longstanding ritual of baseball in which a guest of honor throws a ball to mark the end of pregame festivities and the start of the game. On Thursday April 25th, the Tulare County Department of Child Support Services (Tulare County DCSS) held its 5th Annual, “Let’s Go Out to the Ball Game” event which invites all Tulare County DCSS teammates to go out to the baseball field for a night full of cheer, hot dogs, and competitive fun. California Department of Child Support Services (CA DCSS) Director David Kilgore threw out the first pitch for his hometown’s minor league baseball team, the Visalia Rawhide.
The Rawhide won the game 4-3 and made franchise history, winning their 13th game in a row!
“The ‘Let’s Go Out to the Ball Game’ event is a great opportunity for our teammates to enjoy a fun time out of the office where we can all let our hair down…even those of us who don’t have hair to let down…and have some fun!” said Tulare County DCSS Public Information Officer James Bonafe.
“It was an honor and great pleasure to have Director Kilgore and his family join our team members at this event. Director Kilgore began his Child Support career here in Visalia and will always will be part of the Tulare County team” said Tulare County DCSS Director Roger Dixon.