By Will Johnson
LOVELADY – The Lovelady Youth Baseball program received an unexpected donation earlier this month. Lovelady State Bank (LSB) President Norma Lane was at a recent Texas State Bankers Association (TBA) convention where she won a contest.
The prize for this contest was a $3,000 donation to a charity of the LSB’s choosing. Lane chose to donate the $3K to Lovelady Youth Baseball, specifically towards the organization’s field development account.
The bank president reported the convention “… is always such a great time and the giveaways are just icing on the cake!”
“It’s exciting to win anytime,” she added, “but even more so when it’s for a great cause and I was thrilled to win the TBA Endorsed Partners Charitable Donation at the 134th Annual Convention.”
“I chose Lovelady Youth Baseball because we at Lovelady State Bank happily support the youth of the community,” Lane said.
“We feel the new baseball complex is a great way to help shape and mold children’s lives through the camaraderie that comes from learning and playing a team sport. I give a huge thank you to TBA’s Endorsed Partners for making this donation possible,” she explained.
According to LSB IT Officer Lance LaRue, “This money will go towards the outfield fencing expense. Lovelady is small town that loves sports and it has been a dream for many people in Lovelady to one day have their own youth baseball complex. This donation should help the project substantially which has been in the works for several years and is nearing completion.”
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