October 17, 2019 11:28 AM

SEVIERVILLE - The Tennessee Smokies have announced they have teamed up with Tennessee 811, Sevier County Utility District, and Sevier County Electric to host a Field Restoration at Caton's Chapel Elementary School Baseball Field on Tuesday, October 22nd.


"We are very appreciative of the generosity of the Tennessee Smokies Baseball Team and their interest in Caton's Chapel Elementary School. Our students will greatly benefit from the renovated baseball field and facilities," said Dr. Cline of Sevier County Schools. "The involvement of community partners in our school is helpful and allows us to do many things that might otherwise be difficult."


Staff from all four organizations will spend the day assisting in renovations for the baseball/softball field at Caton's Chapel Elementary School. The organizations will create a new playing surface; reset the mound and bases; repaint, repair and clean the concession stand; fix and update the batting cage as well as other renovations to the field. Equipment will also be donated after the renovation to give the elementary school the proper tools to maintain the renovated areas.  


"We're thankful for this opportunity to work alongside the Smokies and local utilities to give back to the residents of Sevier County and the students at Caton's Chapel Elementary," said Craig Ingram, Public Awareness Manager for Tennessee 811, the statewide "Call Before You Dig" service. "We hope the improvements to the ball field create new opportunities for children to get outside and active and are a source of pride in the community."


"The Sevier County Utility District (SCUD) is honored to be part of the Caton's Capel Elementary School Baseball Field renovation. By providing a renovated and updated facility, we are laying the groundwork for lessons in sportsmanship, team building, and perseverance. These are all traits we pride ourselves on at SCUD. It is a privilege for us to be a small part of helping these young kids develop their character and athletic ability."


"Community involvement is one of Sevier County Electric System's core values. We appreciate the invitation from the Tennessee Smokies to participate in this revitalization project," said Allen Robbins of Sevier County Electric Systems. "This endeavor also provided SCUD and SCES the opportunity to educate the public on the importance of the 811 Call Before You Dig Campaign."


"Being able to support our community in such a meaningful way is very important to us," said Tim Volk, General Manager of the Tennessee Smokies. "We love getting out into the community and giving back as much as we can."




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