Mike Gabel, past president of the Rotary Club of Bishop, presented a $500.00 check to Gabe Distel, representative for the Inyo Drug Court softball team, for the entry fee for the city softball league summer program. There have been additional donations by members and from the Sunrise Rotary Club that will be used to provide uniforms, including baseball caps with the Rotary logo.
For the past 15 years the Inyo County Drug Court has worked to change the lives of people who might have been considered lost causes. Judge Dean Stout teamed up with the Probation Department, and the District Attorney’s Office along with many others to create the Drug Court. The success rate has been phenomenal. Gabe said the baseball team players in the drug court program enable them to have fun in recovery along with being on a team and working together.
Donations to the Inyo Drug Court baseball team are always welcome and can be made to The Bishop Rotary Foundation, 119 MacIver Street., Bishop, CA 93514. Please indicate that the donation is for The Inyo Drug Court softball team. For further information, please contact Sue Lyndes at 760 873 6949.
-Submitted by Pat Nahin
Photo by Ed Nahin