John Rutledge Wexler from Boy Scouts of America Troop 35, Johnson City, recently completed his Eagle Scout project.
The project was to build two dugouts on the baseball field at The Coalition for Kids headquarters at 2308 Watauga Road in Johnson City.
The dugouts are 20-feet long by 8-feet wide and 8-feet tall. The project was started in March and was completed in mid-August. It took more than 527 man hours by Scouts and other volunteers to plan and build.
Almost all the $6,400 worth of materials and professional labor used to build the dugouts were donated by local businesses including digging equipment, 36 80-pound bags of concrete, more than 1,500 pounds of lumber, 10 tons of rock, 8 yards of poured concrete, 2 metal roofs (each 8-feet-by-20-feet), 50 feet of chain link fencing and a lot of hardware to assemble each dugout.
Contributing businesses include Aron Bond, brick/block mason; Bolton Concrete Products; City of Johnson City, Public Works Department & Parks and Recreation Department; East Tenn Rentals; Free Service Tire Company; Metal Builders Inc.; Charles Rose; Mitch Cox Development; Transit Mix Concrete Company; Aggregates USA; Volunteer Building Systems Inc.; Ken Rose; and Walter Seek Engineering.