The 2014 College World Series is over but it is still bringing money into Omaha. On Wednesday, the CWS and NCAA Teamworks gave out more than $80,000 to local sports organizations.
Boys Town was one of the beneficiaries.
Athletic Director Paul Blomenkamp said, “You see the back stops, is what we added last year. You see the tarps here, the dugouts we have improved in the last few years.”
A CWS team practices at Boys Town each year so the benefits are not just measured in money.
Blomenkamp said, “They enjoy bringing teams out here. It's been a great partnership. It's gone on for years, before I was here, so it works well for both groups."
Senior Telvin Davis likes playing on a nice field and the CWS connection makes it special.
Davis said, “Not a lot of schools get the opportunity for college people for coaches even players to come out to their school and participate at their ballpark."
Baseball Coach Justin Gomes is proud of his field. He says it's one of the best in the city and he sees the continued improvement as a teaching opportunity.
Gomes said, “It's good for our kids to see what it's like to play on and learn to take care of a baseball field. When you have nice things, you like to make sure you keep them nice."
Over the years the CWS and NCAA have given Boys Town $55,000. Since 1973, the program has given area sports organizations nearly $4 million.