Fundraising has enabled the Carson Valley Girls Softball Association to make much-needed upgrades to the softball fields at Stodick Park.
More than $50,000 in field renovations have been completed in time for the league to host nearly 40 teams for the Northern Sierra Fastpitch State Tournament, July 12-14.
New sprinkler systems were installed by Elkhorn Landscaping earlier this spring, and last week, Cinderlite delivered fresh dirt for the infields.
Mark Wyman of Wyman Development Corp. donated more than $13,000 in labor to assist with the renovations.
“This project is made possible largely because of the fundraising efforts of each softball player in the league,” said CVGSA President Joey McNinch. “The girls will be able to see and benefit from their work. The enhancements improve the playing surface and give us a home facility we can be proud of.”
McNinch said, “We’re especially grateful to Mark Wyman for his contribution of time and equipment to complete the project. Support from community donors makes a difference in what we can provide for the young athletes in our league, and we can always use donations to enhance the program.
“The fields look great, and we’re ready to show them off to the more than 500 softball players and their families that will be in town for the state tournament,” added McNinch.
Stodick Park is an 11-acre park that is located on Toler Road, on the east side of Highway 395.