LCRA, City of Hallettsville award $7,500 grant to replace Little League scoreboards
New scoreboards will enable league to host more tournaments
May 11, 2020
HALLETTSVILLE, Texas – The Hallettsville Little League will replace two unreliable scoreboards with new energy-efficient models that meet league requirements, thanks to a $7,500 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Hallettsville.
The grant, along with $10,256 in matching funds, will help replace two deteriorating scoreboards that have started to malfunction. Without properly functioning equipment, the league is limited in the number of tournaments it can host.
“We’re a social town,” said Kevin Chance, vice president of the Hallettsville Little League. “The whole community comes out to support the little kids playing. We take pride in our softball and baseball.”
Known as the City of Hospitality, Hallettsville has strong German-Czech roots that neighboring communities embrace. Chance said that for as long as he can remember, he has known the city to celebrate its strong sense of community.
“For years, people have come from everywhere to socialize here,” Chance said. “So many of our neighbors come to Hallettsville to play softball and baseball because the whole family can be in this environment together.”
Replacing the scoreboard will help boost the city’s economy by attracting more tournaments and visitors, as well as reduce maintenance and repair costs. The parks are open year-round to county residents, and on any given game night, the facility can host over 1,500 guests. A normal baseball and softball season runs from February to May, and the All-Star season runs every night of the week from May through August.
The community grant is one of 28 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of Hallettsville is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.
Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted July 1-31. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit lcra.org.