Don K donation helps grandstands

Print Article

From left, Tyler Tyree, Ray Queen, Don K, Jay Tyree, Tyler Tyree and sales manager Mark Guest. (Chris Peterson photo)

The effort to rebuild the Glacier Babe Ruth grandstands in Columbia Falls got a boost last week.

Don “K” Subaru in Whitefish donated $3,742 to the project. The grandstands at the Sapa Johnsrud fields burned down last summer. A fundraising effort is underway to get them rebuilt by this summer.

“All of us at Don K are grateful for the patronage and loyalty of our customers who make it possible for us to give back in meaningful and lasting ways. Subaru’s Share the Love campaign provides us with a unique opportunity to bring our local involvement to life for the youth of the Valley,” Don Kaltschmidt, owner and dealer of Don K Subaru, said.

The Don “K” donation resulted from Subaru’s commitment to give a portion of the sale price of every new Subaru sold or leased during November 2016 to January 2017. In addition to the national campaign, Don “K” Subaru added $50 per Subaru sold or leased to the total contributed by Subaru.

Queen said they’ve raised about $110,000 to date, but the stands will cost about $300,000. The group is hoping to garner a Montana Department of Tourism grant to bridge the gap.

Queen said he was hoping to hear back on the grant application in the coming weeks. The need for the grandstands is urgent — Glacier Babe Ruth has several large tournaments planned this summer, but right now, no stands for spectators.

Print Article

Read More Sports

Wildkats win pair at Stillwater

December 06, 2017 at 8:45 am | Lake County Leader The Wildkats froshmore and junior varsity teams opened the basketball season with wins Saturday as they defeated Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell. The junior varsity Wildkats picked up a gri...

Comments

Read More

Wildcats open basketball season with two wins

December 06, 2017 at 8:45 am | Lake County Leader The Wildcats opened basketball season with a pair of road wins Saturday as the Columbia Falls junior varsity defeated Stillwater Christian School’s varsity squad, 29-22, while the froshmore team defe...

Comments

Read More

Swim teams compete at Kalispell Invitational

December 06, 2017 at 8:45 am | Lake County Leader The Columbia Falls swim team opened the season at the Summit in Kalispell over the weekend as the girls earned eighth place at the Kalispell Swim Invitational while the boys were ninth. “I thought t...

Comments

Read More

MatCats wrestling finishes fourth in Polson

December 06, 2017 at 8:43 am | Lake County Leader The Columbia Falls MatCats opened the wrestling season with a fourth place team finish at the Owen Invitational in Polson over the weekend as wrestlers took home one first, three second and a pair of...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2017 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X