Chosen out of 8,500 older adults, Bonnie was one of only five people selected to represent Lutheran Senior Services on the field during LSS Night at the Ballpark June 16. And when her name was called over the PA system, she waved her hat for all the Cardinal Nation to see.
More than 1,500 LSS residents, staff, and family members turned out to cheer on the Redbirds as they took on the Seattle Mariners. And in that sea of red and gray shirts, Concordia Village was well represented. “It’s all anyone has talked about all week,” reported Kelly Moline, the community’s activity director who accompanied Bonnie down to the field. “We have a huge Cardinals fan club here in Springfield.”
Bonnie watched from ground level as LSS resident Leon Steinbrueck threw out the first pitch of the night, and she sang along as LSS staff members led the stadium in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. While the Mariners came out ahead in runs that evening, Bonnie will be the first to tell you that she was the big winner of the night.