Rebuild Oak Hill Softball and Baseball
10/17/2013 4:42:00 PM
Last Sunday, October 13, the Oak Hill Youth Sports Association softball and baseball fields were completely destroyed due to the flooding of Williamson Creek. It is estimated that there was over $100,000 in damages. This is a clean up effort that will involve many people and hours to get it back to a functioning facility for the upcoming Spring season. This is definitely close to my heart as both of my daughters play on the Oak Hill teams along with over 1200 dedicated kids who play their hearts out.
Tonight, Thursday 10/17, there will be a community meeting to layout plans of the cleanup effort at Oak Hill United Methodist Church on 290 across from ACC Pinnacle.
Here is the official notice from the OHYSA Board of Directors:
To our entire Oak Hill Community,
As everyone undoubtedly knows by now our complex has been hit hard by flooding from Williamson Creek. Last night the Board of Directors met to determine a course of action to get ourselves back on our feet and Oak Hill rebuilt. Our campaign is called Rebuild Oak Hill. Media attention has been strong, which is great, because right now our complex needs all the support it can get.
On Thursday night we will be having a Community meeting at Oak Hill United Methodist Church on 290 across from ACC Pinnacle to layout our plans of what we need to do going forward, and what you all - as families vested in our community - can expect. The meeting will begin at 7:30PM in the Sanctuary, although the doors will open at 7PM.
On Saturday we will have a debris clean-up day. We know that all of the players want to pitch in, but we can only allow those age 14 and up on site. This is strictly for their own safety. The debris is laden with rusty metal, glass, fire ants, sand gnats, and whatever else stagnant water breeds. It won't be fun, it won't be exciting. In addition, we will have multiple vehicles and possibly heavy equipment moving between fields, and there will be a lot of non-OHYSA folks volunteering. So please, for this clean-up day, leave Bronco and younger at home. We've set up a volunteer sign-up for Saturday. Again, we know that everyone wants to help, but this will be a long-term rebuild, and there will be PLENTY of opportunity for everybody to participate.
Loads of pictures of the damage have been uploaded to the website, as have direct links to all the media. For Facebook users, our site is www.facebook.com/rebuildoakhill. Please go and like it. For twitter the handle is @RebuildOakHill. If you tweet about this, please use #rebuildoakhill.
Thank you so much for everything each of you do for our Association. And now, let's stop being sad about the damage, and start moving forward. Together, let's Rebuild Oak Hill.
The OHYSA Board of Directors
Here is coverage from KVUE's Quita Culpepper