Mt. Sterling, Ill. - With the help of a $5,000 donation from Dot Foods, the Central High School baseball team returned home in 2013 after the restoration of the school's baseball field in Camp Point, Ill.
Central used its home field sparingly since 2007, when the high school began a cooperative with Southeastern High School. During that time the field endured heavy weathering and wear as the co-op practiced and played the majority of home games at Southeastern's Augusta, Ill. field.
"We're very fortunate to receive benefit from Dot Foods' Charitable Committee," said Central baseball coach Jordan Tenhouse. "With their generous donation we plan to continue the improvements to our baseball facility at Central High School. Dot Foods is very important to our community as an employer to many community members. We are thankful for their generosity and will be sure to put it to great use."
Restoration completed in time for the 2013 baseball season and the Panthers have begun using their home field again. The bulk of the donation went toward fencing and protective netting for the field, backstop and dugouts.
"Our local schools create a solid foundation for the future of the community," said Dot Foods Charitable Committee Chair Suzy Kassing. "We realize how important it is to assist our schools, whether in the classroom or athletic field, in keeping that foundation strong."
Above is a photo (l to r) of Dot Charitable Committee Members Jennifer Schmitz and Janet Janssen presenting Central baseball players Aaron DeRousse, Eann Diller, John Aden, Zach Foote, Emery Gronewold, and head coach Jordan Tenhouse and assistant coach Justin Edgar.
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