Greenville's John Baumgardner, Dave Bush and Dave McCartney donate new state of the art scorer's table to Greenville City Schools.
GREENVILLE – Greenville’s Dairy King owners, John Baumgardner, Dave Bush and Dave McCartney were honored at halftime of Greenville’s Friday night MVL win over Fairborn along with the Greenville Car Wash for the donation of the new Green Wave scorer’s table located in the high school gymnasium.
“We certainly appreciate the local businesses continuing to help us,” said Greenville City Schools Superintendent, Doug Fries. “Those three gentlemen have helped us a lot.”
“It’s been long overdue,” Greenville Athletic Director, Aaron Shaffer stated. “We’ve had an outdated scorer’s table and the guys at the Dairy King and Greenville Car Wash, John Baumgardner, Dave Bush and Dave McCartney stepped up.”
“We are so excited for our new scorer’s table,” said Greenville High School Principal, Stan Hughes. “It is just another good example how the community does a great job supporting our schools and we appreciate that very much.”
The Dairy King and Greenville Car Wash are major contributors to the Greenville sports scene having donated to the boys baseball diamonds, girls softball diamonds, high school football field and much more.
“We like supporting the local community,” said Baumgardner. “I think it is important for businesses to give back. We are pleased to be able to do that and I hope the citizens support the local business that help in that way.”
“We employee a lot of the Greenville athletes along with the surrounding schools,” Bush noted. “They do a great job for us. When you have kids from Greenville and other schools contributing at Dairy King it, means a lot to us owners. It is very important for the community to support the local business – we really appreciate them.”
“Look on the walls in the Greenville High School gym, around the football field and track and field stadium,” Baumgardner said of the local business banners. “Support those businesses.”
Missing from the night’s event was Greenville’s Dave McCartney, an OHSAA baseball umpire and Dairy King Manager.
“Dave runs the Dairy King for us,” Baumgardner said. “He is part owner, he’s a big supporter, he has kids in Greenville School, we all have kids in Greenville School, all three of us on the Dairy King side so it is just good to give back.”
“Sometimes maybe we take some of the local businesses for granted that support us,” Shaffer stated. “The Dairy King and the Greenville Car Wash obviously support us tremendously – but you walk into our football stadium and into our gym for basketball, you can see all the community support we have.”
“Donations like this shows that we and the community cares. We want our student athletes to have a great experience while they are here both in the classroom and on our athletic fields and courts. We are truly blessed to be able to put something together for our kids and our community.”
“We are very thankful to have all that support – it’s one of the great things about Greenville,” Shaffer concluded. “When you put out the call that there’s a need, Greenville steps up and takes care of you.”