Wharton County Junior College’s officials said baseball and volleyball teams have both benefitted from the generosity of Prosperity Bank.
In a news release, WCJC said the bank recently funded a score table for the Pioneers volleyball team. Installed in the Gene Bahnsen Gymnasium, the table will provide a location for game announcers to sit during WCJC volleyball games. Prosperity Bank donated more than $3,500 to cover the cost of the table and installation.
“We have a fantastic, long-term relationship with Prosperity Bank and we appreciate their generosity in supporting WCJC and its athletic programs,” said WCJC President Betty McCrohan.
Earlier this year, the bank also funded a tarp that will be utilized to keep the infield dry at WCJC’s new Corbett Park ballpark. The tarp cost $7,250.
Such donations are part of Prosperity Bank’s community-minded way of doing business, said Landon McClain, president of Prosperity Bank of Wharton and Needville.
“We don’t consider our customers a number,” McClain said. “They are a partner.”
The WCJC Pioneers volleyball team will have to wait a few months before trying out the new scoring table. Although the team normally competes in the fall, concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic led to the season being postponed until spring 2021. The WCJC Pioneers baseball team already competes in the spring but usually conducts off-season scrimmages in the fall. Those have now been cancelled due to the virus.