POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant High School Baseball program is appreciative of the community support that has been bestowed on them throughout the years.
On behalf of the Point Pleasant Rotary Club, Stephen Littlepage recently presented PPHS head baseball coach Andrew Blain with a donation of $500. Littlepage shared that many members of the rotary were past baseball players of PPHS and have been giving contributions to the program regularly for 10 years.
Personally speaking, Littlepage has been a longtime supporter of the program as he has had his children participate and is familiar with the extent of maintenance that goes into having a flourishing baseball team.
Since Blain has taken the position as head coach, he has visited the rotary to present his case of why donating to the baseball program would be a worthwhile decision. According to Littlepage, he and his fellow rotarians received Blain well and were in agreement that this program was a worthy cause to support. The rotary has since given the program three check donations of $500, totaling $1500, and welcome Blain to come and speak to the organization whenever he wishes. Once an adequate amount of funds are collected, Blain has plans to finish the inside renovations of the Robert and Louise Claflin Baseball Facility. He would like to complete the ceiling, add a locker room, and install a restroom. The baseball players currently do not have fast access to a restroom.
The Point Pleasant Rotary participates in two events throughout the year so they will have funds for donations. For their main event, they set up an ice cream stand at the Mason County Fair which offers a variety of flavors of the hand-made treat. The organization also hosts an annual golf tournament at the Riverside Golf club in Mason.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.