WARREN - The John F. Kennedy High School boys golf team provided some appreciated community service by cleaning debris from the Field of Dreams Sports Complex at the Hillside Rehabilitation Center in Howland.
Colleen Connolly, a recreational therapist at Hillside, said the complex is used by patients receiving therapy and who enjoy spending time outside.
Jim St. George, the JFK golf coach, said the team helped get the course ready for the spring season by raking leaves, picking up debris, and landscaping.
"They needed our help and we wanted to do what we could to get it ready and in working condition," St. George said.
Connolly said what the team did will be for the benefit of so many others who use the complex throughout the spring and summer months. The outdoor area located on the west side of the hospital includes putting green, driving range, archery, and bocce.
She said the area is used for adaptive physical education for various patients.
Four golf team members, Zach Shoaf, Caelan Phillips, Ryan Pentz and Dan Lapolla, helped. Other team members were at golfing matches or had other commitments.
St. George said JFK President Brian Sinchak stresses the importance of community projects.
''He encourages the students to reach out into the community and lend a helping hand,'' he said.
The team has done other community projects over the years.
Lapolla said the team was glad to be able to help clear the area so other golfers who receive therapy at the center can use the driving range and putting areas.