Ottumwa Babe Ruth League fundraises for new concession stand

A dunk tank, scrimmages and games were a few of the activities at Sunday's fundraiser.

Baseball season may be over in the City of Bridges, but the game played on in Ottumwa Sunday afternoon for the Babe Ruth League fundraiser.

The league's board has been brainstorming several different types of fundraisers to hold throughout the year to raise money for a new concession stand. Most of the facilities at the fields in Greater Ottumwa Park have been there since the 1970's and could stand to be replaced and updated.

"So at this point, we're just trying to take pieces of the facility and updating them and we chose the concession stand," said Holly Dommer, co-organizer of the event. "The new facility, we're hoping, will be one building with press box, concession stand, storage for mowers and such and restrooms all in one building, which is easier to maintain and upkeep and all that kind of thing."

Dommer said the league wanted to hold a carnival-like, baseball-filled event for the kids outside before everybody heads back to school, but the league will be holding several more fundraisers in the upcoming months in order to raise enough money.

If you're interested in donating to the Babe Ruth League, you can contact the board members by clicking here.