While many athletes dream of going to the pro’s, most, usually end their athletic careers in high school. That’s why many parents and teachers try to make an athlete’s senior year so special. This is also the reason a group of parents from a local high school ball team have gotten together….to make this next season one their athletes will never forget.
This small road leads to Bonneville High’s baseball and softball team fourplex.
6 years ago a bond was passed and the fourplex was built, but there wasn’t quite enough money to cover all the costs.
“We have no building, we have no concession building, we have no bathrooms anything like that, the fourplex is basically just gravel right now” said Bonneville Booster Club volunteer Matt Udy.
Six weeks ago, some parents from the boy’s baseball team decided to get together and raise money to make the fourplex even better.
“A lot of our sons are going to be seniors this year and we wanted to get this done in time for their senior year and so we decided to do it” continued Udy.
The team’s goal is to raise $80,000 to put towards a new building for concession stands, bathrooms and game announcers. So far they’ve been able to raise about $30,000.
“I think a big part of the excitement is the fact that our baseball team, last year we won the state championship, we went 26 and 0, it was exciting, it was an exciting thing for our community” said Udy.
Parents and players from both the baseball team and the softball team are volunteering countless hours to make this happen. They hope to have everything complete by November of this year.
If you or your company would like to help out with this project you can call Bonneville High School at 525-4406.
Matt Udy, the father we interviewed for this story actually has a son on the baseball team and a daughter on the softball team. He’s the only parent with a child on both teams.