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The Louisiana R-II School District will offer season passes this year in a move to bolster gate counts and increase revenue for its sports programs.
The school board approved the passes at the June 16 board meeting. School board members said in May when the plan was announced that the sales of passes could also save families money.
A full-year pass to all middle school and high school sports will cost a sixth to 12th grade student $50, $80 for a single adult and $125 for a family, according to Athletic Director Curtis Hendrickson.
A fall sports pass for football and softball will cost students $20, adults $25 and families $40.
A winter sports pass for girls and boys basketball will cost students $20, adults $45 and families $60.
A spring sports pass for track and baseball will cost students $15, adults $15 and families $30.
The gate fees without passes for the 2014-2015 seasons will be $2 for students, booster club members and senior citizens. Adults will pay $3.
The passes are regularly scheduled home games and not for tournaments, post-season play or special events.
The right to use the non-refundable passes can be revoked for violating district policies or poor sportsmanship at the school board’s discretion.
Request forms for the passes can be picked up at the Louisiana R-II middle school-high school campus at 3321 W. Georgia St.
MLB grant sought
for baseball field
After the success of the program that improved Fireman’s Field at Wallace Park for the softball program, Hendrickson is now looking to improve the baseball field and perhaps Dewey Field in between the two.
Hendrickson will submit a grant to Major League Baseball this fall to replace fencing and the dugouts.
“It will be similar to the softball field if we can afford it,” Hendrickson said.
The softball project cost $30,000, paid for with money from the school district, the Khoury League, YMCA and material donations from the city of Louisiana, the four entities that use the ball fields at Wallace Park.
Unlike the softball field, the baseball field backstop does not need replacing, Hendrickson said.
Also at the June 16 meeting, the school board accepted the resignation of assistant high school track coach Liz Wallace. She was replaced by Becky Henderson.