Community Trust Bank makes donation to Kendyl and Friends Foundation

Published 12:36 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2022


On Monday, David Maynard, market president of Community Trust Bank, presented a check for $5,000 to Crimson Claycomb and her daughter, Kendyl, for the Kendyl and Friends Foundation and their project to build an all-inclusive baseball field in Danville.

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“I’m familiar with the work the foundation has done in the past all throughout the state with baseball fields and I’ve always been interested in the special needs population because I have a special needs daughter named Macy,” said Maynard. “This project they are working on is near and dear to my heart. My life like Crimson’s is a 24/7 commitment for the rest of their lives. They need a rest away from stressful situations. This project they are working on will allow parents and special need adults and children to have a safe place for that. That’s very important to our community in Boyle County and surrounding counties. I’m the director of the Special Person Advocacy Network. We have a lot of families with special needs adults and children. This will be incredibly helpful for them in the long run.”

Crimson Claycomb is thankful for the support from the bank and community for their support of the foundation.

“When we got the phone call it was happening I sat down and cried,” Claycomb said. “This is a big project that cost a lot of money. To have people that see the value and the need for this is amazing. A lot of people don’t know what it’s like to raise children and adults with special needs. We don’t have a lot of programs or facilities that are designed or modified for their needs. We are very thankful that they see the potential in this and are helping us reach that goal.”

Fundraising for the all inclusive baseball field has been an ongoing project. Claycomb hopes the baseball field can built in 2023.

“We have put in for a major grant. If we are awarded that grant, we can start building it next spring,” Claycomb said. “If we don’t get it, we will continue to fundraiser until we reach that goal.”

The location of the baseball field will on Highway 34 across the street from the Danville Christian Academy. Fencing for the field will be constructed next week weather permitting. Features of the finished field will be special needs accessible amenities for players and the audience and specialized rubber flooring on the field for mobility equipment.