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Sports Park lands new sponsorship agreement

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By Amber Coulter

The Elizabethtown Sports Park announced Monday at the Elizabethtown City Council meeting that it has landed new sponsorship agreement and has renewed an existing one.

The park has a new $25,000 sponsorship from the National Guard, according to Seth Breitner, director of the sports park. That agreement also would change the name of the wide sidewalk leading to the championship pavilion from Walk of Champions to the National Guard Walk of Champions.

The Guard requested the sponsorship begin with a ceremony taking place at the park and the organization work with park staff to set up booths for five events during the year.

The Guard is prominent in sports contests throughout the country and is a good fit for the park, Breitner said.

The agreement would be for a year with the possibility of renewing.

The park also reached a $10,000 sponsorship renewal agreement for Kentucky Proud and Fisher’s Famous. Signage mandated by the agreement already is up at the park.

The park also receives a $2 rebate for each case of hot dogs bought by the park. The hot dogs are used in concessions and have been well received, Breitner said.

The park sold 34,100 hot dogs in the 2012-13 fiscal year, bringing in $1,500 from the rebate agreement, he told Elizabethtown City Council in describing the marketing deals.

Also at the meeting, City Engineer Scott Reynolds announced that a public hearing for the Poplar Drive drainage and sewer project is at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street.

The city needs to get about 130 easements for the project, so it’s important to have at least one informative public hearing, he said.

Plans are about 90 percent complete, so officials should be able to give residents a good idea of the impact, he said.

Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com.