Don Young was instrumental in the development of the Penn Valley Village Center and engaged in many philanthropic activties in Penn Valley

Don Young

Gold Country Senior Softball Association To Hold 1st Annual Don Young Memorial Softball Tournament

Penn Valley’s Gold Country Senior Softball Association (GCSSA) will participate in the 1st Annual Don Young Memorial Softball Tournament to be held July 8th and 9th on the ball fields at Western Gateway Park. The event will be a two-night single elimination tournament with the proceeds raised being donated back to GCSSA to help defer the costs of equipment and maintaining the ball fields at the park. The public is encouraged to come out and root for your favorite team starting at 5 PM each of the nights. The Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks both nights of the event.

Event organizer, Mike Mastrodonato, manager of Penn Valley Mini Storage along with the board of the GCSSA came up with the idea to honor one of Penn Valley’s long time benefactors, Donald W. Young. Mr. Young who passed away in 2010 was an avid supporter of the long established senior softball association and a past player as well. “Many of the businesses and developed parts of the Penn Valley area we enjoy today are a direct result of the vision, efforts, and committed devotion of Don Young. He had a sense for business, was committed to the area and always stayed true to his beliefs of giving back to the community”, said Mastrodonato. “This is only a small effort on our part to make sure Don is remembered by doing something to benefit an organization that was near and dear to his heart” adding, “We hope to build and grow this annual event into something the whole community can enjoy and support while honoring one of Penn Valley’s visionaries”.

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