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 10th annual fundraiser is set for the Sports Legends Reunion and High Hopes Tournament. ”Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1965”, three teams are being recognized. Three athletes will serve as the High Hopes Tournament Chairs: State AA Football Champions Eisenhower will be represented by Steve Dale. State AA Basketball Champions Davis High School will be represented by Ted Wierman. State A Basketball Champions Marquette High School will be represented by Scott McDonald. The Sports Legends Reunion will be held Friday night June 12 at the Yakima Valley Hotel and Convention Center. The Honored Guest will be Eric Beardsley. He will be recognized post-humously recently passing. Mr. Beardsley was an outstanding athlete at Yakima Valley College and Central Washington State College in track and wrestling. Putting his talents to good use, he coached championship teams at Moses Lake High School and Central Washington State College (now Central Washington University).

Click here for the 2015 High Hope Entry Form.



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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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