Approximately 700 people attended the Opening Day Ceremonies of the Brewer High School Baseball and Softball programs this past Saturday. The day long event included a Moms’ Softball Throw Contest, Dads’ Homerun Derby, Timed Base-Running for the kids, and performances by the Brewer drum line and cheerleaders.
Fans had the opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse of the new synthetic turf that was recently installed in both fields. Trustees approved the installation of the new turf in November through a $1.4 million maintenance tax note.
The new turf will provide a better playing environment for the athletes and ensure that they won’t lose practice and game time due to weather. Through savings in maintenance and labor, equipment, fertilizer, top-seed and water, the district will save more than half the total cost of the performance contract over a 10-year period.
Superintendent Frank Molinar told the varsity softball and baseball players, “We are providing you with the very best facilities so you can compete at high levels.” He challenged players to have the mindset that they would win and to have GRIT to achieve it. Right: Board President Randy Armstrong spoke of how important it is for the community to support the kids. Below: Kids run the bases.