The Parker Youth & Sports Foundation is dedicated to the support and preservation of parks, sports facilities and athletic programs in the greater Yakima area.


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The 11th annual fundraiser, Sports Legends Reunion and High Hopes Tournament, will be held June 10th and 11th.  

The Sports Legends Reunion will be hosted at the Howard Johnson Plaza of Yakima on E. Yakima and 9th Street. The night features Honored Guest, Pete Orgill, who will be recognized post-humously with family members in attendance.  Pete was a long-time Health educator and baseball coach at AS. C. Davis High School.  He also taught CPR to thousands throughout the valley.

Lane Phillips will serve as the High Hopes Tournament Honorary Chairmen at Saturday’s High Hopes.  Lane played baseball at YVCC before signing with the Yankees. Lane returned to YVC where he would be a member of the coaching staff.




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Parker Youth Foundation - High Hopes

"High Hopes"

"High Hopes" is an original creation by award-winning Yakima artist Don Crook. Commissioned by the Foundation to create a scene representing our mission, Don used old photographs of the original Parker Field and his own memories in his depiction of the grandstands, press box and lights while incorporating youth and their dreams to further convey the purpose of the Foundation. An alumnus of Yakima High School and Yakima Junior 

College, he played football and baseball in the original Parker Field.



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