Concession monies, registration fees, and sponsor stipends provide each league or organization with funds to cover operation and maintenance costs.
The growth and success of the CARA complex is impressive, but it has placed CARA in a difficult position. To date, volunteers have been the lifeblood of the organization. The generosity of citizens, local businesses, and area contractors has been overwhelming. However, the dilemma facing CARA is that the need to maintain the facilities will create an ongoing set of challenges. Another source of revenue is needed.
Presently, porta-potties are used to accommodate players and spectators alike. Service centers could provide modern toilet and changing amenities, eliminating the impersonal factor and reducing discomfort.
The paving of parking areas and facility accesses could minimize the dirt and dust factors while producing a cleaner, healthier, open environment.
A simple integrated security system could protect buildings where valuable equipment, fixtures, and inventories are located.
There are several ways that one can help with the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the CARA complex. In the past several years, CARA had benefited from gifts from trust funds, outright financial grants from local enterprises, and memorial gifts honoring specific individuals who had some connection to local sports and/or the CARA complex.
Two snack bars are named “Bob’s Kitchen” honoring Bob Burns, one of CARA’s most active and ardent supporters. A set of three flagpoles with a surrounding ornamental garden was gifted for another individual who loved youth sports but had no direct connection to CARA. Several trees and decorative shrubs have been planted in honor of another person who was a long-time CARA member.
The CARA Board of Directors has established a perpetual care fund with the intention of supplementing monies to build a long-term capacity of support, development, and maintenance.
Donations may be gifted with specific directives such as the flag poles or trees or may be directed into the CARA Endowment Fund to be used over a longer period of time.
For donation opportunities, contact any CARA Board member or complete the form below.