Devoted fathers help Leetonia get scoreboard

LEETONIA- The high school baseball field has a new scoreboard thanks to the efforts of some dedicated fathers who continue to seek funds for one for the softball field.

The scoreboard went up within the past two weeks and was lit for the first time last Saturday, according to donation coordinator Ky Tullis. It was ready on schedule for the start of baseball season this past weekend.

The $3,400 scoreboard is the result of almost four months of fundraising by the fathers of the baseball team members. The project was completed at no cost to the district, Tullis said, with private donations from community members. Local companies also donated materials and labor including electrical work from Liberty Electric, structure by Specialty Fab and concrete from DW Dickey and Son. The fathers also donated their time to the project and neighbor Brian Roush permitted use of his driveway for the project.

According to Tullis, the fathers began discussing the project during last season because Leetonia was the only school in the area without a scoreboard. They began raising funds in November.

“It’s something that we really wanted to get done,” he said. “It’s good for the boys and for the school.”

The fathers are continuing to collect donations to put up a scoreboard at the softball field. The cost will be the same, Tullis said.

Anyone wishing to make a donation may mail checks made out to the Leetonia School District with scoreboard fund marked on the memo line to 450 Walnut St., Leetonia, OH 44431.