BSA Troop 486 Eagle Scout Candidate Tyler R. Martin is spearheading, planning, organizing and leading the effort to revitalize a community youth sports icon in the City of Glendora.
Centered in the City of Glendora sits Lobb Field at Finkbiner Park; a place many youth come to play sports and enjoy the park surroundings. Lobb Field was dedicated May 2nd, 1971 by the people of Glendora in memory of John F. Lobb. Since its dedication, Lobb Field has given happiness to many of the cities youth and adult residents, but time has taken its toll on the community icon and repairs are badly needed. Recognizing the state of disrepair Lobb Field is in, Tyler R. Martin has set out on an ambitious goal to give back to the community, and to bring back the visual aesthetics, safety and community pride Lobb Field deserves.
The project will focus on removing and replacing sagging and distorted chain-link fence, rotten deformed timber, and disintegrating rubber matting. Most of the funds and materials needed to complete this project have been secured through donations by generous sponsors, however an outstanding balance of $1,350 is required to purchase final materials. These funds MUST be obtained by June 24th, 2017 or the project will be cancelled.
Lobb Field at Finkbiner Park Backstop Renovation will occur in three (3) phases:
Phase 1:Replacement of Backstop Fencing/Installation of Backstop Supports
When: Saturday June 24th, 2017 from 7am – 4pm
Phase 2: Painting and Preparation of Lumber
When: Week of June 26th, 2017 from 10am – 3pm
Phase 3: Replacement of Lumber and Pad
When: Saturday July 15th, 2017 from 7am – 4pm
By now you are asking yourself “How can I help?”. A GoFundMe campaign has been established for direct financial contribution, and there are two (2) flyers that can be printed and passed around to family and friends you know who would be willing to contribute to Tyler’s success, and the continued safe use of a historical, center of the city icon.