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Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – The renovated concession stand at the Southwest Fields is a big win for the Childress Youth Recreational League.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, league board members and their kids painted the concession stand Bobcat blue. League President Elizabeth Gamboa said the league used some of the funds raised from their August tournament to pay for the paint.
“CYRL loves Bobcat blue,” Gamboa said. “It represents Childress sports, and that’s what our league is all about.
Gamboa said they also mowed the softball fields, football fields and the parking lot. Board members Jason Lane, Tammie Lizama, Shea Ellifritz, Lonnie Ellifritz, Reyes Martinez, Lane and Tristan Thomas and Joe Pena and their children helped paint and mow. Matthew Trash and his daughters also helped.
“We called it Sunday fun day,” Gamboa said.
Next on the list is working on the inside of the concession stand. Gamboa added they also plan to fix the lights on the fields. She hopes they can keep raising money to improve the fields for their youth tournaments, which are scheduled to start in February and March.
“Our board is always looking for volunteers,” said Gamboa. The volunteer opportunities include working in the concession stand, mowing, painting, time clocks, coaching, marking fields and picking up trash. “We want our league to grow and welcome anyone that wants to help.”
Gamboa encourages those who would like to volunteer to contact a board member. She said board members are at every game and event they host.