Operation Round-Up Supports Danville Pee Wee Little League

Greg Ternet presenting check to Brent Pope

AVON,  IN – On behalf of Hendricks Power Cooperative and its members, a $2,500 donation was made to the Danville Pee Wee Baseball league. Throughout Danville, there have been various efforts to benefit the league, including a golf cart parade, a Jeep ride and Poker run, and an upcoming concert.

The efforts are in memoriam of the late Travis “Gunnar” Brayden. Brayden was especially passionate about the league and its president, Brent Pope. Brayden’s very own mother was the one to submit a donation request on behalf of the league, stating, “Our son was born with the spirit of giving…it is contagious. Honoring our son through helping others is healing for our family.”

Pope has served as the volunteer president, coach, and groundskeeper for the league for 33 years. The contribution will be used to beautify and maintain the baseball field and purchase equipment for the teams. Pope also received his very own Danville Cubs branded golf cart to utilize in transporting equipment across fields.

“It warms our hearts to see stories like this and people’s relentless dedication to their community,” says Dana Cochran, Director of Marketing and Member Engagement at Hendricks Power Cooperative. “Brent has truly made a difference in the lives of so many young people and families, we are thankful for him and the Danville Pee Wee league.”

If you would like to attend the benefit concert featuring Levi Riggs, Blake Whiteley, and Josh Chalfant, tickets start at $20. The event takes place at Ellis Park Amphitheater in Danville. Gates open at 6 p.m., and music will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.strideevents.com/the-gunshow-benefit-concert-/event-information.

Operation Round-Up is a voluntary fundraising program that lets members round-up their energy bill to the next whole dollar- the difference is then deposited into the Hendricks Power Cooperative Operation Round-Up Fund which is held at the Hendricks County Community Foundation. Together, Hendricks Power and the Community Foundation determine the most appropriate uses to benefit the community. Anyone interested in receiving funds for the good of the community can contact us for our guidelines and an application.