Gervais softball team raising funds for new dugout
- Phil Hawkins
- Woodburn Independent - Sports
Organizers are selling cinder blocks to the public that will be used in the new facilitys construction
In the midst of relocating the teams playing field for the 2014 season, the Gervais High School softball team is seeking donations from the community to help fund the construction of new dugouts.
With the addition of new modular classrooms built across the varsity baseball teams playing field, the Gervais athletic department made plans over the summer to relocate where both the baseball and softball teams play next season. The baseball team will play next spring at the field located southwest of the high school, where the softball team formerly played.
That move opened up the softball program to choose between several possible venues for the 2014 season. The most recent plan is to have the softball team play one season at the middle school field located along Alder Street and First Street near the district office.
That would give the athletic department time to renovate a field on high school grounds located south of the high school and bordering Highway 99E.
That field, while located on high school grounds, needs a dugout and other modifications built to be brought up to proper specifications to play at the high school level. To help raise funds for the dugout construction, organizers from the Gervais softball program and Gervais Sports League plan to sell individual cinder blocks to the public at a cost of $2 each.
The cinder blocks will be used to build the new dugouts, plus a storage unit on the home team side of the field to store team equipment and field maintenance supplies. Organizers say everyone purchasing a block will be recognized on the Gervais Sports League website and its Facebook page. People purchasing more than 10 blocks will have their names recognized on signage along the new field.