Esko youth association receives $10,000 grant from TwinsThe grant will be used to replace the dugouts ruined in June’s flood and to replace the clay that washed away from the pitcher’s mound.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The Esko Little League and Softball Association has received a $10,000 grant from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund’s Twins Fields for Kids program, it was announced Thursday. The grant will be used to replace the dugouts ruined in June’s flood and to replace the clay that washed away from the pitcher’s mound.
The money comes as a matching grant, and will be matched with a combination of in-kind labor donations, funds from ELLSA, the Esko Baseball Association and the school district.
In addition to the work that will be funded by the Twins program, approximately 30 Esko volunteers have worked to repair the outfield fence and replace ag-lime on the field. A storage shed also needs to be replaced.
Esko voters are being asked to approve a $2.7 million referendum to upgrade the aging sports facilities. An operating levy for the school is also on this November’s ballot. For more information about the proposed levy and referendum, visit www.esko.k12.mn.us and click on the Levy Info tab, or facebook.com/eskopride.