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Lowe's and NCAA teamup to fix an Omaha baseball field

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 10:25:44-04

There's no doubt Omaha loves college baseball and the feeling of love is mutual for the NCAA. 

“Omaha is so important to the NCAA.  You’ve been such a great community partner for years,” said Victor Hill, the Social Director of NCAA Team Works Community Programs.

As a big thank you to Omaha, the NCAA Team Works program teamed up with Lowe’s to renovate the Home for Boys baseball field.

“So besides the economic impact of the championship, we want to make sure that we reach other people and leave a legacy with the children based on education and sports,” said Hill.

Both Benson and Concordia High Schools use the Home for Boys Field. 

“Kids feel much better when they have a good field to play on and especially since it's their home field,” said Hill.

The high school teams now have something to be proud of thanks to volunteers from the Lowe’s Heroes program. 

“Well it's very important that we live our purpose and that's helping people love where they live and that means getting out and getting dirty and showing the pride we have in the community,” said Lowes Store Manager David Murray.

For more than eight hours Monday, 60 Lowe’s employees worked hard under the sun.  A whole new drainage system was installed, the dugouts were revamped and grass seed was laid.

“It’s going to be beautiful,” said Murray.

Thanks to the labor of love and baseball, in less than a day the ball field was brought back to life.