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Post Independent Photo/Kara K. Pearson Scott Bolitho addresses the crowd at the dedication for the scoreboard of Two Rivers Park Field Wednesday evening. The scoreboard was donated by Glenwood Insurance and Safeco.
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It didn’t take long for the new electronic scoreboard at Two Rivers Park to get used.

Moments after Wednesday’s short dedication ceremony on the ballfield, the scoreboard’s blinking lights were busily recording the action of an adult softball. “That’s one of the reasons why we wanted the new scoreboard at Two Rivers Park,” said Scott Bolitho an agent at Glenwood Insurance. “There’s always tons of people here.”It’s not likely any of the players on the field Wednesday night will ever play in the major leagues, but now at least they are playing under a replica of the scoreboard at Safeco Field in Seattle, the home of the Seattle Mariners.

And with the huge amount of youth baseball and adult softball games the local diamond and the new scoreboard, donated by Glenwood Insurance and Safeco as part of the Seattle, Wash., Company’s PlayBall program, will get plenty of use. Bolitho, a lifetime Glenwood Springs resident, made the initial application and wrote follow-up essay on behalf of the community to Safeco.The paperwork, according to Safeco’s Tim Allenson, who attended the dedication, is evaluated against other requests from communities across the United States.



“More than 300 applications were received and 20 scoreboards were donated this year,” Bolitho said. In the last three years, Safeco has donated more than $1.5 million dollars and has installed 82 baseball/softball scoreboards. Along with the request to Safeco another request was made and approved by the Glenwood Springs City Council to removed the two-decade old former scoreboard for the new project.”It’s a great addition for the Parks and Recreation Department and for the city of Glenwood Springs,” said Mayor Larry Emery, in thanking the two businesses for their donation.”It’s a great addition for the Parks and Recreation Department and for the city of Glenwood Springs,” said Mayor Larry Emery, in thanking the two businesses for their donation.


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