ATI employees give Tarentum’s Dreshar Stadium a new look on Day of Caring
Out with the red, in with the beige.
Tarentum’s Dreshar Stadium is sporting a new look thanks to volunteers from ATI.
Thirteen employees from the steel company painted the back wall of the bleachers at the First Avenue field as part of its participation in the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s 17th annual Day of Caring.
They were among nearly 700 volunteers that were expected to be participating, according to the United Way.
“I just thought it would be nice to come out and do something for the community,” said Liam Begley of Mars, an account representative at ATI.
They started work around 8 a.m. and got a first coat of paint on pretty quickly.
“Hopefully we can get done before it gets too hot,” Begley said.
While they did the work, the borough bought the supplies, according to council President Erika Josefoski.
“We decided to go with a neutral paint color rather than the bright red that is currently there,” she said.
Josefoski said ATI reached out to the borough and asked if there were any projects in town on which they could work.
Painting at the stadium “was one we thought would make a big impact in a short amount of time,” she said. “We’re excited to get this done and we really appreciate them doing it.”
Fields said ATI tries to be active in the communities in which it has operations.
“It’s fun,” she said. “I think everybody enjoys it.”
Karen Sadowsky, an ATI administrator from Harrison, took part in the Day of Caring last year, painting at the Try Life Center in Lower Burrell.
“I enjoy painting and I enjoy helping people,” she said.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .