Evercor Facility Management, a full service facility maintenance firm based in Wyoming, PA, is teaming up with its subsidiaries, Turfcor Lawn and Tree Care and Procor Pest Control, pledging $100,000 in grant money to benefit local youth sports programs.
Like many organizations that took a financial hit during the shutdown of 2020, so did local youth sports programs.
Grant funds will be awarded to qualifying applicants that need assistance upgrading infrastructure, improving safety, renovating existing athletic fields, or any other project that could benefit young athletes.
“We had the opportunity to partner with Leadership Wilkes-Barre to revitalize the Challengers baseball field. After talking to parents, players, and other members of the organization it became very clear the struggles that they all faced, a big one being fundraising,” said Bryan Yaworski, Vice President of Operations at Evercor.
Evercor has been a longtime supporter of local athletics, and has years of experience renovating sports complexes.
“Being able to see the look on the players and their families’ faces on opening day was one of the proudest moments of my personal and professional life. I cannot wait to see what we will be able to accomplish with the Evercor Foundation,” Yaworski added.
In 2019 the company donated labor, materials, and equipment in order to renovate the home field of the Wyoming Valley Challenger Little League, an adaptive baseball program for players with physical and mental challenges.
The Challenger project is what inspired the Evercor community outreach committee to create the Play Uninterrupted grant program.
The grant money will be available to any qualifying athletic organization located within the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Breinigsville, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Lancaster and surrounding areas.
I also had the opportunity to catch up with Evercor President, Patrick Kane, who added, “Our goal now is to help other sports organizations rebuild their infrastructure following the pandemic, so kids in our community can get back to playing the sports they love.”
This is a no match grant, which will allow organizations to avoid contributing any funds towards their requested project.
The deadline for application is June 30th, 2021.
To Play Uninterrupted, apply now at Evercor.com.
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