Community Outreach assists with Blue River Memorial Park cleanup

A team of 16 individuals representing Indiana Grand Racing & Casino assembled at Blue River Memorial Park to assist with cleanup at the conclusion of the softball games Saturday, June 11. The event was part of the newly formed Community Outreach program which assists with special needs and support from area communities.

The City of Shelbyville hosts many softball tournaments throughout the summer and 66 teams were in town Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 for the USSSA Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament. Three parks in town were utilized for all of the games over the three-day period, placing a lot of stress on the Shelbyville Parks and Recreation team. Therefore, a group from Indiana Grand was able to assist with cleanup at Blue River Memorial Park following racing Saturday, June 11 for a few hours beginning at 11 PM.

The team from Indiana Grand picked up trash, emptied trash cans, swept out the dugouts and washed down tables and bleachers to get the park back to its original form for the Sunday games. Those representing Indiana Grand included team members, jockeys, and friends, who all pitched in to provide a service for the local community.

Attending the Community Outreach event included Albin Jimenez, Shanley Jackson, Smitty Lee Oxendine, Shellie Warner, Steve Cahill, Chris Belleville, Randi Fowler, Ramiro Torres, Sheri Torres, Jeff Vinson, Tammy Knox, Leroy Lewis III, Leroy Lewis Jr. and Maggie Lewis, manager of the Community Outreach program at Indiana Grand.

“Being involved and supporting the local community is very important to our team at Indiana Grand,” said Maggie Lewis, Director of Quality Assurance & Community Outreach. “It is our goal to be a good corporate neighbor, and we were glad we could step in and help out the Shelbyville Parks Department during a very hectic time in their schedule.”