RATHDRUM, Idaho -- Chuck Holt Memorial Field was named after longtime public servant Chuck Holt in 2019 after he passed away. Rathdrum's mayor says the Extreme Team's project is what the community's been waiting for, as the field is about Chuck's love for kids, baseball, and the community.
"We both loved kids and we both coached," said Vic Holmes, Mayor of Rathdrum.
Holmes remembers Holt from coaching little league together about 40 years ago. He says Holt cared about the future generations as a teachers, parks director, and acting mayor.
"When we got on governing board, he moved the whole program forward, so he's a great guy. Very well respected. That's why we picked him and named the ball field after Chuck," Holmes said.
Rathdrum's Parks Director Eric Singer says the makeover is a much needed renovation to continue Holt's legacy.
"He was instrumental getting all those fields built so that kids in town have a place to play," Singer said. "With the Diamond and Dreams project we are kind of doing it with the right way. When we dedicated the field in 2019, I feel like we did some work, we got the field dedicated, but we just didn't quite do enough to the field."
People living in the neighborhood welcome the project as well.
"I just think it is effort well spent. This community really deserves it," said a woman who lives nearby.
The final reveal of the project will be this Thursday!
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