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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Campaign Started For New Scoreboard For Weimer Field In Roulette

An idea out of left field is now rounding third base. Roulette native Andy Kulp Jr., former Roulette resident Justin Cochran, now of Horseheads, NY along with Kerry Hawver of Port Allegany are spearheading a grassroots effort to replace the decades old scoreboard at legendary Weimer Field in Roulette, PA with a new 16’ x 5’ LED scoreboard that will arrive in 4-5 weeks from scoreboard builder Electro-Mech.  The board will make its debut when the 2022 Little League baseball season begins.  Additional projects to revitalize other fields are also underway.

The idea and call-to-action for support was posted on Facebook by former Roulette coach Harold “Ray” Howard.  Immediately, former Little League players from Roulette and surrounding towns, current and former residents and many others from near and far who share a connection to Weimer Field started asking how they could contribute and support.  
 
The “To Fill A Backpack” program graciously offered to sponsor the drive and accept donations towards the new board.  We are pleased to announce that enough money has been raised within 4 days to put the down payment on a scoreboard that will enhance both the fan and player experience and potentially attract opportunities for Weimer Field to host tournament playoff games.  

The Electro-Mech LX1070 scoreboard depicted below is made for outdoor use and is a single cabinet, rust-free all-aluminum design with heavy-duty extruded aluminum framing.  The board will be operated via full size wireless remote and has customizable electronic team names.

 



Anyone that is interested in donating can send via the 3 online options that we use including PayPal, CashApp or Venmo.  Please put Scoreboard in the notes when sending so that we know it goes to that account.
PayPal payment email: donations@tofillabackpack.org
Please mark that you are sending to Friends & Family and please enter "Scoreboard" in the note section.
Venmo payment: www.venmo.com/A_Kulp
Cash App payment: $TFABP

If you would like to send a check, cash or money order you can send it to the following address:
To Fill A Backpack
Attn: Scoreboard
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

About time we have a team again! While you're at it, why don't you get the spelling of Weimer on the sign facing the road right.

Anonymous said...

@7:56, we do not have a team again. Any ball played on that field will either be school ball or all-star games.

JC said...

@ 7:56 - As you will see in the mock-up, we made sure that Weimer was spelled correctly on this board. We will likely be adding something to the back of the board so that it looks attractive on Route 6 and upon entry to the field. If we continue receiving donations then we plan to do more beyond the scoreboard. We want to address every field in town, but it requires financial and human capital to do so. We are hoping that this first project will provide a spark for a second project to address the North St. fields, then later the Sr. LL Field near Close's Lumber. It's an honor to help restore the legacy of these fields I played on and to improve them so that others can enjoy them more than we did. I'm hoping you'll help support this vision.

JC