Ten years ago, William Hearn had a vision to help the youth on Delmarva. That is when Crown Sports Center in Fruitland, Md. was built.
“It’s such a unique place with all the sports programs we have here as well as the roller skating and laser tag,” Cole Lacey, Director of Sports at Crown Sports Center, said.
The 82,000 sq. ft. state of the art sports complex offers indoor and outdoor sports for all ages, featuring 5 indoor turf fields, 1 multi surface court, two volleyball courts and batting cages.
Crown Sports offers Lacrosse, Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Baseball or Softball leagues, drop-in games camps and clinics.
Lacey has been with the facility for 6 years. Over the years, Lacey says a lot has changed mainly in the increase of growth and community support.
On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Fruitland facility will be hosting a building dedication to the owner, William Hearn, as well as an open house from 5-9 p.m. During the open house, the public can enjoy free laser tag, arcade tokens and roller skating, as well as bounce houses and face painting.
Lacey says his favorite part about the job is the interaction he has with the community. Lacey says the facility, has made a huge impact on the local youth, just like Hearn set out to do when he first opened it.
“He was always very heavily involved in youth sports, always sponsoring different teams,” Lacey said. “There was a need for a facility and he wanted to open this for the kids.”