The Parker Youth & Sports Foundation is dedicated to the support and preservation of parks, sports facilities and athletic programs in the greater Yakima area.
The annual meeting of the Parker Youth and Sports Foundation will be held on October 13, 2021 at 7:00PM. Details will follow depending on health officials directives.
Proceeds generated by the event provide the funding source for our grant program. We support grant requests for matching funds up to $1000.00, pro-active requests of $300.0 and grant requests for youth athletic programs in the Yakima valley. Since 2004, we have awarded $578000.
"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.