Youth now have a brand-new pair of diamonds to apply baseball on within the metropolis of Manson.
Behind the efforts of the Youth Cougar Membership, metropolis of Manson, Rasch Development and numerous others, two fields had been constructed.
Play started on the diamonds this previous Tuesday night time with a ceremony honoring these concerned within the efforts to assemble Cougar and Rasch Fields.
“The Youth Cougar Membership recognized a necessity to boost the realm when it comes to fields and facility,” Dave Pearson stated. “All we had was an outdated soiled subject by the soccer subject that was used as a car parking zone throughout soccer video games and observe meets.
“So, we relocated every thing to over by the highschool and MAC and constructed new fields.”
Pearson, who co-chairs the YCC with Brandon Bush, estimated the undertaking price “simply north of $150,000.”
“It’s going to be phenomenal,” he stated. “We’ve our personal designated spot and I’ve already been driving by and seeing dads with their little children enjoying catch and pitching.
“It has actually revitalized baseball and softball with the youth in Manson. Seeing that vitality get going has been fairly particular.”
One of many fields was named in honor of Justin Rasch, who handed away in 2020 after an eight-year battle with ALS. Rasch’s sons threw out the ceremonial first pitch, with Manson Northwest Webster Superintendent Justin Daggett and Manson Mayor Dave Anderson doing the identical on Cougar Subject.
“Town of Manson was an enormous contributor, together with the varsity district,” Pearson stated. “We had quite a few enterprise sponsors, group members and households donate and supply labor. Rasch Development was one of many high contributors to the entire undertaking.
“It simply actually goes to be very particular and hopefully offers many, a few years of video games to be performed.”
The primary video games performed featured groups from each Manson and Fort Dodge.
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