Travis Swearengin is honored as the City of Columbia’s November Volunteer of the Month for his work with the Douglass baseball program, a non-competitive league for kids 5-10 years old. Travis serves the program in several roles: board member, coach and baseball camp leader.
Travis started volunteering with Douglass baseball four or five years ago after connecting with Camren Cross, Community Recreation Supervisor. With over 15 years of baseball coaching experience, Travis was interested in using his skills with Columbia Parks & Recreation.
Ca-Sandra Gunn, the staff coordinator for Douglass baseball shared, “Travis is a huge asset to Douglas baseball. He is always willing to lead clinics and is always trying to go the extra mile to help the players learn the basic skills of baseball. He has so much patience and is always willing to help!”
“Athletics and baseball especially have always been an escape from whatever life stress is currently troubling me. My participation at Douglass still does some of that for me, but more so, it’s the idea that I may be helping to provide a much-needed break for a child,” Travis said.
Travis, originally from Houston, Missouri, also keeps busy with his landscaping business, T & T Escapes. Thank you, Travis, for sharing time with the City of Columbia!