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Service Recap - CSX will bring together City Year and 80 volunteers to rebuild Vinson Ball Fields


In an effort covered by WOWK-TV13 (CBS) and WSAZ-TV3 (NBC), CSX brought together City Year and 80 volunteers to refurbish the baseball fields, rebuild bleachers and create gravel pathways from 8 am to 12 noon at Vinson Ball Fields at 2699 Park Ave. This effort was part of what CSX calls a "Safe Play Day" event. These events bring community members together to refurbish areas for children with the goal of making them safer.

"Not only is it important to give back to the communities in which we operate, it also is important to give back to others who may not be as fortunate to share our same comforts—working for a great company and making a good living," said Randy Cheetham, regional vice president.

While some volunteers focused on the spectator experience and the condition of each field surface, others improved the facility's pathways and fencing.

We are limited financially and by the number of people willing to sacrifice time and energy," said Larry Dixon, Vinson Little League vice president. "CSX acted as a huge catalyst for us. We've been anticipating this day for a long time. Without CSX, we never could've accomplished what we accomplished today. Today changed my impression of CSX forever. I think the community also will feel the same way once they visit our complex again. Words cannot convey our appreciation."

With the baseball fan's comfort in mind, volunteers refurbished the field bleachers, assembled new bleachers and built two picnic tables. Athletes also will realize a noticeable improvement under foot. Participants added fresh clay to all three infields.

Other volunteers installed a border around the batting cage, wind-blocking material to outfield fencing and posts for 200 feet of a 4-foot chain-link fence along Park Avenue. The pathways between the major and minor league fields benefitted from a fresh layer of gravel.

"What CSX accomplished today makes a great difference in achieving our five-year revitalization plan for Vinson Ball Fields," said Terry Adkins, Vinson Little League president. "It is a big deal to us. We are truly grateful that these volunteers were willing to sacrifice time with their families to improve our community. It means more than words can express."

More than 250 youth comprising 23 teams call Vinson Ball Fields home. Athletes and their parents, including several of the 14 Vinson Little League board members, also participated in the revitalization project.

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. CSX created Beyond Our Rails as an extension of our organization—displaying our commitment to Safety, Community, the Environment and Wellness through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving—actively engaging employees and non-profit organizations in programs and initiatives designed to make the world a better place. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization, founded in 1988, that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 23 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.

Ball Fields, which serves 220 kids from t-ball to major league boys and girls, has been around for more than 50 years. This service day is particularly important to maintaining the fields and making the facility a safe, fun place to play. The new bleachers will replace old ones that are falling down, and the new press boxes will supplant the old ones that have holes in them. The fields, in general, are in disrepair. The organization relies heavily on volunteers, as it charges very low participation fees to ensure kids of all economic backgrounds can participate

CSX is proud to sponsor organizations like City Year in their efforts to improve parks, schools, recreational centers and other public places in the many types of rural, suburban and urban communities that CSX connects and serves. In September, the railway was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its achievements in environmental performance, including reaching ahead of schedule the company's voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eight percent and its "Trees for Tracks" program to plant one tree for each of the 21,000 miles of CSX track.

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Published: May 20, 2013