New WRA batting cages in use at park complex

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter
The Washington Recreation Association’s new batting cages are available for use at the Washington Park baseball/softball complex.

The Washington Recreation Association’s new batting cages are up and running at the Washington Park baseball/softball complex.  

The cages, which are accessible to anyone, are a result of dedication and hard work, which saw the project from inception to completion and will provide area youth with one of the nicest outdoor hitting facilities in the area.    

The WRA would like to recognize the following individuals and companies who donated time and equipment toward the construction of the hitting facility:

• Lance Escue, WRA baseball committee chair and project manager.

• Troy Reed, construction manager.

• Jeremy Robbins-Dick Gaunt Trucking for donating the use of a dump truck for excavation.

• Martin Equipment for donating a skid steer for site excavation.

• Ken Hofer and Brad Stewart for completing site excavation and final grading.

• Rudy Heavrin and Bill Mantle of Rudy’s Concrete Construction for finishing the concrete pad for the facility.

• Randy Mahring and Altorfer Rents for donating a scissor lift installation of the nets.

• Numerous WRA baseball committee members who spent hours on site preparation and installation of the nets.

• Doug Damery and the Washington Park District.  

• An anonymous $2,500 donor.

• Washington Community Bank for financing the construction of the facility.

The WRA also would like to remind all citizens that even though the facility received donations from those listed above, there are costs incurred for the construction of the facility.  

To offset those costs, the WRA is sponsoring its annual “Draw Down” fundraising event April 21 at American Legion Post 100.  

The funds raised from the “Draw Down” support all of the WRA activities, of which portions of the funds raised will be used toward the batting cage project.  

Tickets to the event are $40, and include dinner and a grand prize of $1,500.  

Contact Joe Bullard at 868-1593 or Doug Harper at 231-7825 to purchase tickets.