Flyer for the e-cycling event. Courtesy of Mike Pluschke.

RHS fastpitch program hosts electronic recycling drive

Donations benefit the fastpitch program.

In partnership with Living Green Technology, Redmond High School’s fastpitch booster club hosted an e-cycle fundraising event on Feb. 5.

“It’s an opportunity for our fastpitch program here at Redmond High School to give back to the community,” said head coach Mike Pluschke.

Pluschke described how technology provides users with great opportunities, but when the tech become defunct, they tend to become cluttered in one’s house. The idea for the drive stemmed from a parent of one of the fastpitch players, Polly Walker, who had done textile drives in the past and heard about Living Green Technology.

“We also heard some other schools had done this and been able to utilize the community event as a possible fundraiser through donations, so we thought, well this would be a great way to help us realize some of the benefits through donations and fundraising that our kids need to do to make sure that their program is able to keep gear and equipment up to date and safe,” said Pluschke.

The event took place at RHS as a streamlined drive-up event. RHS fastpitch players and parents also engaged with the community.

Recycled electronics accepted at the event included desktops and monitors, laptops, televisions, power tools, video games and systems, office phones, and printers, among others. Items such as household batteries, light bulbs, refrigerators, and large household appliances were not accepted.

In addition to dropping off electronics, Redmond residents had the opportunity to donate to the RHS fastpitch program to assist with up-to-date equipment and gear for the players.

“The fastpitch program is a continuation of our Redmond Little League program that has been so successful over the year, and the great kids that have started at a young age in our community, they grow, and they just build from a love of the game that starts early in this community,” said Pluschke. “We’re a product of our community and that’s probably one of the things we love the most about what Redmond brings to softball and fastpitch.”

In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Sports

Russell Wilson’s $28 million Lake Washington home (Screenshot from Redfin website)
Russell Wilson’s $28 million Lake Washington home hits the market in Bellevue

The listing of the property comes after the former Seahawks quarterback was traded to Denver.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Richard Sherman takes plea deal on charges stemming from July 2021 incident

The former Seahawks player will not have to do any additional jail time.

Design rendering of future Sounders FC facility in Renton. (Courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC)
Seattle Sounders FC announce new HQ at Renton’s Longacres site

Facility is expected to open in 2024, before Seattle potentially hosts FIFA World Cup games in 2026.

RHS fastpitch program hosts electronic recycling drive

Donations benefit the fastpitch program.

WIAA launches bias reporting form in response to discriminatory incidents

Inappropriate behavior seen, heard or witnessed at any WIAA member school event can be reported.

file photo
Health department: COVID outbreaks linked to high school wrestling tournaments

At least 80 cases are tied to the events which included attendees from multiple counties and states.

Redmond High’s girls swim team took third place at the 4A state meet on Nov. 13 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Adam Lu
Redmond swimmers shine at state meet

Redmond High’s girls swimmers notched five first-place titles and finished third in… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Panthers Youth Rugby
Panthers Youth Rugby rolls into action

Panthers Youth Rugby is encouraging boys and girls in middle school and… Continue reading

Redmond coach, grapplers join Ascend Wrestling Academy

Redmond High wrestling coach Lantz Schwabenbauer and several local grapplers are part… Continue reading

A Decatur High School student in Federal Way participates in a conditioning workout in Feb. 2021 as the state eased back in to in-person activities. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
State announces mask requirements for student sports, performing arts

Athletes are not required to wear masks when participating in sports of any contact level while outside.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Redmond Police arrest former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman

Redmond Police allege former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman crashed into a… Continue reading