With work continuing on the new ball diamonds at Centennial Park in Humboldt, members of the community are stepping up to add even more amenities to the park.
The Humboldt Ball Development Board is currently looking for local businesses to contribute to a new pole shed project that will be a concession area with bathrooms, seating area and retractable batting cages, says Megan MacInnis, board member and Humboldt Slo-pitch representative. The Humboldt Co-op, Humboldt Ducks Unlimited, and IECS Environmental LTD so far have contributed to the project.
Initially, the board went to the three user groups of the park - Humboldt Minor Ball, Humboldt Girls Softball and Humboldt Slo-pitch - to ask what the greatest need was at the park, says board president, Trent Ries. The consensus was a new concession stand.
This is just phase one of the project, says Ries, as they will continue to raise funds for even more additions to the park following completion of the pole shed. Two other needs include portable mounds and lights for night games.
Businesses can sponsor a diamond for a year and have naming rights on that diamond. All funds raised through diamond sponsorship will go towards the new pole shed.