ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Express and Ryan Sanders Sports Turf Services have finalized plans to rebuild the Oak Hill Youth Sports Association (OHYSA) baseball and softball fields that were left damaged by the severe flooding in October.
The Express, their Turf Services counterpart, along with help from Diamond Pro, Fenske Sand Gravel, the Houston Astros, Jack Allen's Kitchen, the Nolan Ryan Foundation, the Perfect Mound, Sunbelt Rentals, the Texas Rangers Foundation and Whittlesey Landscape Supplies have agreed to rebuild the field surfaces on seven fields at the complex: five baseball diamonds and two softball fields. The baseball fields will receive a new infield and sideline sod and all fields will receive new skinned clay areas.
Since the flooding, OHYSA has hosted several fundraisers throughout the community to cover the cost to repair the damaged fields, but was still short of the total needed.
"We're happy to be able to pull together with some of our partners and help bridge the fundraising gap to get these field repairs done for the players, coaches and families of Oak Hill," said Express CEO Reese Ryan.
Repairs will start Monday, February 3 and are expected to be done in time for the association's spring league.
The Express kicks off their 15th season on Thursday, April 3 against the Oklahoma City RedHawks. For more information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook and Twitter!
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