Youth and families in the Dover area will benefit from a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Dover baseball fields. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation also will allow the City of Dover to update the lighting, stairs and backstops at the baseball fields.

“The City of Dover Arkansas would like to recognize the Arvest Foundation for the $10,000 grant for the Dover Ballpark,” Dover mayor Roger Lee said. “This money will improve the ballpark which is used by so many. Dover appreciates this grant so much.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Dover Summer Recreation program and their efforts to improve youth sports for our kids in the Dover community,” said Bates. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area, and we trust it demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to children in our region.”