Prepping the field
Big Sky Community Organization asks for volunteers on May 15
Longtime local Brian Wheeler once described how the softball fields came to be in Big Sky: Boyne donated the land, which at the time was a rocky field with weeds and large holes. Mary Wheeler drove a tractor donated by Steve Barrett around the field and neighborhood kids threw rocks into the loader bucket.
Semi-trucks showed up, weighed down with sod and community members lined-up en masse to help.
“[Volunteers] worked for days to get the sod down and the water on,” he said. “This created the original soccer and softball fields that were the start of the Big Sky Community Park.”
Now, Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO), which manages the local parks and trails system, is asking for local volunteers to once again assist in an effort to make sure the softball fields are ready for the community.
Volunteers are asked to show up at the softball fields on Saturday, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. to help with projects including: cleaning out the concessions storage, replacing zip-ties along the fence, hanging safety netting, digging in new batter boxes, trash pick-up, and more.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org. BSCO staff ask that volunteers dress appropriately for the weather.
A barbeque lunch will be provided at the pavilion.