(BEDFORD) – Duke Energy employees spent the day at Wiley Park today making preparations for the upcoming baseball and softball season.
Duke Energy employee Ryan Hobbs works on lighting at Wiley Park.
According to Bruce Calloway of Duke Energy Government and Community Affairs, this makes the fourth year for them to work with the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County.
Ely Deckard who has worked for Duke Energy for 14 years, works on wiring at Wiley Park.
“We help them get equipment ready; take care of some temporary needs that require attention. In addition, some of the employees are even volunteer coaches for the organization. Due to the amount of time the employees spend here, it makes them eligible for a $500 grant in the name of the organization,” Calloway added.
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County Board member Rennie Fish says Duke Energy has the equipment and expertise to fix the needs of facilities at Wiley Park.
“We prepare a list of things that need to be taken care of and they come through and get it done,” Fish added. “Whether it be lights, fencing or repairs to equipment. Their work probably is a few thousand dollars that are done every year that saves us money.”
Duke Energy employee take a break to toss a ball around.
Wiley Park will turn 20 years old this year.
The club is in the middle of sign-ups and picking teams.
The season will begin in approximately two weeks around April 27.
For information on sign-ups, you can call the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County at 812-279-6123
or go to bgclawco.org.