employees and baseball players pose with large donation

The Bank of Tioga happy to help efforts to improve Crosby fields

September 23, 2019

The softball and baseball fields in Crosby continue to improve thanks to the work of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and Park Board of Directors, with a little help from The Bank of Tioga.

The bank recently donated $4,000 for work on the fields.

“This is a huge help for us,” said Crosby Parks and Rec Director Brock Harward. “This gift is very much appreciated and will allow us to jump-start the renovations.”

The money is going toward the new scoreboard at the facility, along with work to seed the grass and complete fencing on the city’s Field 2. The bank donated $5,000 for field improvements on Field 1 last year. The Bank of Tioga is happy to partner with the parks board project supporting youth, and to be part of the excitement in the local community as the fields improve.

The fields host games of baseball and softball for ages 4 through 19, Harward said.

Harward, who’s overseen the department for four years, said with both fields updated the city will be able to host tournaments, drawing in towns from outside the area – and bringing with them an economic uptick.

“We’re just trying to get things up and looking nice again,” Harward. “Trying to give our community youth opportunities they might not have otherwise.”

To learn more about the ball fields and the Crosby Parks and Recreation Department visit its website or visit its Facebook page.

In the photo: Crosby Parks and Rec Director Brock Harward, back left, with the Crosby PeeWee baseball team, and The Bank of Tioga's Savanna Hendrickson, left, and Amy Larson.

About The Bank of Tioga: The Bank of Tioga is a community bank that values citizenship, exceptional client service and serving as a business leader in its community. Committed to supporting local organizations, the bank reinvests a portion of its net income back to the community. The Bank of Tioga, with $350 million in assets, was chartered in 1951 and was acquired by TS Contrarian Bancshares in 2014 and an affiliate of TS Banking Group. Locations include Tioga and Crosby, North Dakota. For more information visit thebankoftioga.com.