Girls’ softball taking donations for new pavilion at Goerke
City Times Staff
Supporters and families of Stevens Point FASTPITCH players could have some new seating for the girls’ summer season.
Dan Fink, president of FASTPITCH said the organization is hoping to build a new pavilion and seating area in time for the first game at the end of May.
“We have a pretty good bleacher situation but not a lot of picnic tables where families can hang out and watch the game; and we have a really good concession stand but really no place for people to sit and eat while they watch the game,” Fink said. “So we decided on a pavilion in Goerke North, at the field closest to the tennis court.”
Fink said so far, the group hasn’t been able to partner with any local businesses for a donation of supplies, so they’ll need to hire a local contractor for the project. Local police officers heard about the dilemma, and on Wednesday the Stevens Point Police Officer’s Organization presented the group a check for $1,000.
“It’s a project we heard needed a little help, so we thought it’d be a good thing to do for the community,” said police officer Brian Brooks, president of organization. “We try to help out as often as we can with things like this- anytime we have the opportunity to give something back to an organization like this, something that helps the kids, it’s always great for everyone involved.”
“This is a great jump start to the funding, and we think it’ll be a great addition to the park,” Fink said.
Fink said the new pavilion should seat about 30.
To donate, or for more information, email Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org.