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Rec gets new logo
GBRC approves use of baseball field
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission board of directors along with staff members got to see the new GBRC logo on Monday.
“We are excited about the new logo,” Sports Director Chris Umphres said. “It is new and modern and the colors look amazing. We will begin implementing our new logo with the summer programs.”
The board also approved a facility agreement on Monday for the Bat Cats for the use of Al Burns Baseball field for the 2018 baseball season. This agreement was in conjunction with the City of Great Bend; it was approved by the city council on April 2.

Director reports
Program directors reported on March activities.
Megan Hammeke said bowling remains very fun for the special populations. They had 158 participants in the month of January. She also noted that the Fit for Life Exercise class met 10 times with 226 participants. Gentle Yoga class met six times with 60 participants.
Garet Fitzpatrick reported on leisure activities noting that the GBRC hosted a Games and Crafts Kids Day Out at the Activity Center for children ages 6 through 12. The day included all kinds of games and activities along with some crafts. Students enjoyed pizza for lunch and snacks in the morning and afternoon. Fourteen students attended.
The GBRC also offered Kansas Hunter Education course on Saturday, March 17, at the Great Bend Police Training Facility. Head instructor Tim Boxberger was assisted by three other instructors. The next class will be offered in the fall. Eighteen students showed up for the class and everyone passed.
Umphres reported on sports, noting that the First Grade Instructional Soccer program completed its season March 15.
“Both the instructors and players had a lot of fun while they learned the game of soccer,” he said. “We had a great mix of practicing skills and putting those skills to use during games.”
The Kindergarten Instructional Soccer session began March 27 and those players have waited a long time to get their chance to participate. The format is similar to the first-grade session. The kindergarten session will end Thursday, April 19.
Executive Director Dianne Henderson reported that in the month of March there were 2,781 people enrolled in programs sponsored by the Recreation Commission. The total participation for the month was 15,905; of that total, 6,395 were spectators. The Commission offered a total of 1,208 hours of supervised activities.

Here’s a quick look at what the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors did on Monday:
• The GBRC got a new logo.
• Change to the contract with the website designing firm of cb{d} to extend the launch date of the Great Bend Rec website to early July.
• Approved the annual property, liability, auto and workers compensation insurance renewals from Conrade Insurance Group Inc.
• Approved the Facility Use Agreement between the City of Great Bend, the Recreation Commission and the Bat Cats representative Roger Ward for the 2018 baseball season.