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Hillsboro Hops Donate $300,000 for Youth Field at Glencoe

June 11, 2018 - On Wednesday, June 6, owners of the Hillsboro Hops – Hillsboro’s Single A baseball team – announced a $300,000 donation from the Hillsboro Hops Fund to the Hillsboro School District to support a youth baseball/softball field at Glencoe High School. The Hillsboro Hops Youth Field is part of Glencoe’s new multi-use FieldTurf field funded by the 2017 Hillsboro Bond.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the school at 11:30 a.m. with dignitaries including Mike and Laura McMurray, Chairs and Co-owners of the Hillsboro Hops; K.L. Wombacher, President and General Manager of the Hillsboro Hops; Mike Scott, HSD Superintendent; Rian Petrick, Executive Director of Extracurricular Activities and Community Outreach; Steve Callaway, Hillsboro Mayor; and Jerry Willey, Washington County Commissioner-elect. They were joined by Kim Strelchun and Jaci Spross, School Board members; Ben Petrick, Glencoe alumnus, former pro baseball player and Hops consultant; emcee Rich Burk, the "Voice of the Hops"; and Barley, the Hops mascot. The Glencoe jazz band, drumline, and students were on hand to help celebrate the special occasion.

“We are excited about this collaboration with the Hillsboro School District to develop a high quality year round youth field,” said Hillsboro Hops President & GM KL Wombacher. “Over the last 3 years youth baseball has seen an average yearly growth of 14.3 percent, which is exciting. To accommodate this growth and inspire more kids to play in the future locally, we need more fields and high quality fields. We are very motivated to help accomplish that and expect this field to be a great starting point.”

“The Hillsboro Hops and Hillsboro School District share common goals with this collaboration,” Hillsboro School District Superintendent Mike Scott stated. “It’s about supporting our youth and helping them develop and grow, not just in sports, but in life. It’s about connecting them with teammates, caring adults, and their community to foster their future success. The Hillsboro Hops Youth Field provides the foundation for those goals.”

The Glencoe multi-use field will include lights and is expected to be completed by early September 2018. More information about this and other bond projects may be found at hillsboro-bond.org.

News coverage of the groundbreaking can be seen here:

KPTV

KOIN

 

More photos:

Photo of Barley and Captain Crimson breaking ground

Photo of Glencoe Drumline

Photo of Barley with Glencoe Jazz Band

Photo of Hops owners and president