OPL debuted its aptly named “Bump, Set, Read!” sand volleyball team in fall 2015. For six Wednesdays in September and October, a ragtag team of library employees met at O’Leaver’s on 50th & Saddlecreek for some friendly competition and lots of laughs.
“We wanted to organize something for staff to have fun and get to know each other a little better,” said library specialist Danielle Schultz. Though the team didn’t have a winning season, they were happy to improve from week to week. “I enjoyed the camaraderie with coworkers. I really loved meeting other teams and people,” said library specialist April Earl.
Team members also welcomed support from other library staff and their pets. “I loved our fan club—both the people and the animals,” said library specialist Kendall Beck.
They plan to play again and hope for an even better outcome in the future.
“We’ll have to push harder next season and continue to have fun!” said Immigrant and Refugee Services Coordinator Adrian Gómez-Meza.