Health Vision Month

Local Company Pledges $100,000 to Support Youth Athletic Groups

Evercor Facility Management of Wyoming, Luzerne County, a full-service facility maintenance firm, is partnering with its subsidiaries, Turfcor Lawn and Tree Care and Procor Pest Control, pledging $100,000 in grants to support youth athletics throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

Like several organizations that have taken a hit since the beginning of the pandemic, local youth sports programs were also badly affected. Consequently, company leaders stepped up to expand support beyond their home county and community.

“There was no way we would be in the spot we are today if it wasn’t for Team Evercor and their support.” — Larry Wills, President of the Challenger Baseball

Grant funds will be awarded to qualifying applicants that need assistance upgrading infrastructure, improving safety, renovating existing athletic fields, or any other project that could benefit young athletes. Evercor said the assistance is available to any qualifying youth athletic organization located within the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Breinigsville, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Lancaster, and surrounding areas. Grant amounts will be allocated on a case-by-case basis.

Evercor has had a long history of supporting local athletics with years of experience renovating sports complexes. In 2019, the company donated labor, materials, and equipment to renovate the home field of the Wyoming Valley Challenger Little League — an adaptive baseball program for players with physical and mental challenges. “We had the opportunity to partner with Leadership Wilkes-Barre to revitalize the Challengers baseball field. After talking to parents, players, and other members of the organization, it became very clear the struggles that they all faced, a big one being fundraising,” said Bryan Yaworski, Vice President of Operations at Evercor.

You can apply now through Evercor’s website before the application deadline of June 30, 2021.

Information provided by The Morning Call.