Lamar Receives $10,000 Donation from CenturyLink


Skip Ruedeman, Century Link Regional Supervisor Art Roybal, Rick Akers, Dan Tate (SECED)

CenturyLink in Lamar finalized their $35,000 commitment to the Lamar Sports Complex Wednesday, March 23, with a check for $10,000 which will be used to purchase the remaining scoreboards at the 4-Plex.

Lamar Leisure Services director, Rick Akers accepted the check from Art Roybal, CenturyLink’s eastern regional supervisor who said in a prepared statement, “our vision is to improve lives, strengthen business and connect communities by delivering advanced technology and solutions with honesty and personal service.”

Akers told The Prowers Journal, CenturyLink sponsored the first two scoreboards on Valley National Field and Citizen’s Field. Akers said, “The first two boards cost $12,500 each, and the remaining two scoreboards can be covered by this donation. If not, the city should be able to pick up the difference.”

The check is made out to SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development. SECED director Dan Tate stated that CenturyLink will realize tax credits for their donations to the project. He commented, “Other parties who might need to manage some of their tax liabilities can take advantage of our tax credit offering and donate to a worthy local cause.

Akers said the Sports Complex is nearing completion, “if all goes well by the year’s end we’ll have the curb and fencing complete on the last two fields, and next year, we can add the sprinklers and sod. Once we add all the lights, we’ll be able to rock and roll.”


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