Grimmway Farms Employees Take the Field for 29th Annual Softball Tournament
Grimmway-Restored Greenfield Baseball Park Site of Company’s ‘Fall Classic’
BAKERSFIELD, Calif, September 25, 2017 – Family, friends, and co-workers were all on-hand yesterday to root for the 200-plus Grimmway Farms employees who competed in the company’s 29th annual Grimmway Softball Tournament. The event, which saw 12 teams facing off on four baseball diamonds, took place at the Greenfield Baseball Park, which Grimmway Farms employee volunteers restored earlier this year.
“The annual Grimmway Softball Tournament invites all of our employees and their families to have a fun day of competition together on the playing field,” said Jeff Huckaby, President, Grimmway Farms. “At Grimmway Farms, we truly believe that strong teamwork builds success, and events like these are great ways to reinforce our company’s culture.”
Tracing its origin to 1988 when company founders Rod and Bob Grimm each led a competing softball team, the Grimmway Softball Tournament has grown each year since its inception. The event also serves to encourage employees to lead active lifestyles while promoting overall staff health and wellness.
An added feature of this year’s tournament was it being held at the Greenfield Baseball Park – the location of Grimmway’s Annual Community Cleanup Project that featured more than 150 company employee volunteers refurbishing the local ball field this past June.
Huckaby added, “It was great returning to the Greenfield Baseball Park for this year’s softball tournament. Our employees demonstrated their commitment to the community when they took to this field earlier in the year with paint brushes and sanders in-hand to restore the ballpark, and yesterday they had the opportunity to enjoy the same facilities that they helped renovate for our local youths and residents.”
The all-day event was capped off with the “All Stars” outscoring “Venom” by a final score of 24-3 to capture top-honors of this year’s softball tournament.
About Grimmway Farms
Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops and brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for future generations. For more information, explore our website or call (800) 301-3101.