Members of the Fridley Lions Club attended the Fridley vs Columbia Heights baseball game on May 15 to dedicate a new electronic scoreboard that they helped purchase. The Fridley Lions Club has generously supported the Fridley school community for years and the assistance they provided to purchase the new scoreboard shows their commitment to improving the community.
Fridley Lions Club president Jo Young, who was invited to throw out the first pitch at the game, said that they had received a request from Fridley baseball coach Dan Nalepka about their need to replace the scoreboard for the Fridley baseball team. After learning about the cost estimates and what the team had already done to fundraise, the Lions Club decided to help support the team.
“The baseball boosters have been supportive of the Fridley Lions by participating in the twice-annual highway cleanup,” said Young. “They have brought a great crew of parents and baseball players to help the Lions clean up Highway 65 on both sides, north and south, between Menards and Osborne Road for a couple of years.”
Young noted that this is a tremendous help to the Lions and the community to have this well-traveled stretch of road cleaned up in the spring and the fall. This helped solidify the Lions Club's desire to help the baseball team because of the work that they have done for their community.
“Being able to support the youth of our community who are engaged in our community through service is a cornerstone of the Lions International,” said Young. “The Fridley Lions are proud to serve our community and our youth!”