The Bethel Baseball Association has recovered $25,000 in connection with criminal case against former President and Treasurer, Kurt Dyer. Bethel Police began an investigation in early 2019 into financial inconsistencies throughout Dyer's leadership tenure. Police say fraudulent purchases were made at places like BJ’s Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Big Y and Staples.
The group plans to use the recovered funds to keep league fees low, and fund ongoing improvements at Mitchell Park. The association’s current treasurer, Scott Beverly, says their mission is to provide a fun, safe and educational environment for the youth --and this will continue with the help of new financial accounting policies.
The park improvements may include scoreboard and press box maintenance, creation of designated warm-up pitching locations, creation of an annual high school baseball scholarship, team equipment purchases and a donation to Bethel HS Booster Club to support the new turf field initiative.