Cleveland Field undergoes restoration
     2016-05-06      By Media Report    editor@geringcitizen.com
Through a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Trail Community Foundation, the historic Cleveland Field west of Scottsbluff will soon be undergoing some restoration.

The baseball diamonds have undergone various restoration projects in the past and has been “home” to the WESTCO Twin Cities Baseball programs for many years – so changes were due.

The old dugouts were demolished and removed, and the brand new ones have been repositioned adjacent to the fence line. As a result, the new dugouts are now considerably larger and capable of accommodating the increasing numbers of players on the teams. Cleveland Field also badly needed additional storage; a room was built on the north end of the home dugout, and can handle a larger volume of equipment.

“Our program benefits players ages 13-18, in the Panhandle,” said Amy Winters, President of WESTCO Twin Cities Baseball. “Players learn the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The players consider it an honor to play for the program.”

Winters added her organization is grateful to OTCF for grant that made the upgrades possible. “While portions of this grand Field have undergone various stages of upgrades, this particular project focused on purchasing new dugouts. So the funds from OTCF were earmarked specifically for that,” she said.

OTCF Grant Committee Chair, Jim Reinhardt said, “Cleveland Field and the WESTCO Twin Cities Baseball program are a ‘hub’ in our city, and having this field in prime condition, with good equipment, guarantees interest from visiting teams who come to play, and want to return to Scottsbluff for tournaments. They have a lot of pride in the program, so we’re more than willing to help with improvements along the way.”

The Oregon Trail Community Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) whose mission is to improve the quality, vitality and safety of life in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. For more information about OTCF grants, go to otcf.org or call 308-635-3393.

Media release

Share this story on Facebook
LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Evening friend!
Recently Read Sports
1594Cleveland Field undergoes restoration
994UNMC surgeon: pitcher injuries preventable
1052Gering runners first
994State basketball opening game
1594Bearcats 5th at Greater Nebraska
994Wolves maul Indians, 72-53
994Legion baseball teams open season this week
995Bayard takes underdog role to Hastings-St. Cecilia
1566Bayard takes fourth at home tourney
1001Gering claims B-7 title
542EWC coach named coach of the year
1142Gering speakers clench sweepstakes at home meet
999Scottsbluff tennis boys finish strong
763Lady Bulldogs win first district game
885Seacat boys second, girls third at Kearney meet
999Scottsbluff boys end soccer season
889Bearcats go 1-2 in tough Gillette tournament
1001Gering volleyball stumbles
938Bulldogs start season in earnest
697Gering Seniors open season with three wins in home PVC Tournament
Most Read Sports 2012
3931Mitchell track off to a strong start
3811Morrill baseball back in business
3214Rivals make good friends, better training partners
3002Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2940Gering wrestling builds on experience
2845Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2650Raising the bar high
2608Gering resident lives his dream
2607Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2590Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2585All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
2494All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
2417Doing the heavy lifting
2382Basketball girls hungry for more wins
2332Cougars clench 18th straight Region IX title
2318Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2281Beam to golf at Midland
2255Sterkel Colorado bound, inks with Rangers
2143Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
2089New Bayard coach looks for productive season
Most Read Sports 2011
3931Mitchell track off to a strong start
3811Morrill baseball back in business
3214Rivals make good friends, better training partners
3002Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2940Gering wrestling builds on experience
2845Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2650Raising the bar high
2608Gering resident lives his dream
2607Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2590Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2585All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
2494All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
2417Doing the heavy lifting
2382Basketball girls hungry for more wins
2332Cougars clench 18th straight Region IX title
2318Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2281Beam to golf at Midland
2255Sterkel Colorado bound, inks with Rangers
2143Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
2089New Bayard coach looks for productive season
Platte Valley Companies
Fresh Foods
Hale Multimedia LLC
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson
= = = Platte Valley Companies' = = =
Sports Page

Check out the
Gering Bulldogs on