Since 1969, the Scott Township Athletic Association ("STAA") has provided a nurturing and competitive environment for young men and women ages 4 to 18 to learn and compete in the sports of baseball and softball. Due to deterioration, the fields are currently in dire need of repair. A professional assessment was completed and approximately $40,000 is needed to repair the fields. The fields currently do not drain well and a slight rain can cause games to be cancelled for consecutive days. Considering these are the primary two fields these young men and women use, it causes frustration and heartache for the children that want nothing more than to learn and participate in a positive and competitive environment.
In order to remedy this issue, the children have taken initiative to take corrective action. They have challenged themselves to collect $20 donations from donors. The quote below from one child says it best:
"Our fields make me upset every time it rains. I feel like I should take pair of swimming floaties with me every time it rains on a gameday. While we kids might be small in size, we provide power in numbers. We do not want your donation. We want to give you an opportunity to be a hero to make our community a better place. Just like our work on the field, everything is earned. While we kids are the stars of the show, you can be a shining star by throwing out the first pitch at a selected game this year. All we are asking for is a $20 donation to make this happen."
With the power of community, anything can happen. Our children, our leaders of tomorrow, have recognized this issue and have taken it upon themselves to make the effort to enhance a community asset about which they are passionate. Please join us in reaching our goal. Because in the STAA: