By Katie Smith Big Sky Community Corp.

BIG SKY – The Big Sky Community Corp. fields and trails are the hub of local summer activities.

Last year the nonprofit organization’s Community Park hosted 228 softball games on two brand new fields for 400 rostered players. The park is the site of little league and youth softball games, and is used by Ophir School’s sports teams. The 4th of July event and the Parks and Trails Gala, both hosted at the park, together brought in more than 1,000 people last year. The Ousel Falls trail, also managed by BSCC, saw an estimated 15,000 visitors.

To offset the growing cost of programming, BSCC is offering local businesses the opportunity to sponsor the Community Park fields and its Big Sky trail map.

“It’s a great opportunity for businesses not only to give back to their community, but also to reach a huge number of people year round,” said Jessie Wiese, BSCC’s executive director.

Weise estimates that, aside from co-ed team sports, hundreds of people visit the park daily to walk the Crail Trail, play with their children on the playground, or take advantage of the many other recreational opportunities the park has to offer.

The trail map will be available at the Big Sky Visitor Center, which last year saw an estimated 100 people per day.

For more information, contact Wiese at jessie@bsccmt.org or (406) 995-2112.