|As ambassadors of the Foundation, Ken and Bambi Dixey began a crusade to raise the awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning on houseboats. The foundation efforts have made an immediate and direct impact on this nationwide problem. Some of the more notable efforts have included testifying at a Congressional Panel Hearing in Washington D.C. , which eventually forced the Coast Guard to recall existing houseboats. This move led to a lawsuit to reinforce the recall.
Double Angel has been featured nationally on 48 Hours News Show. These efforts have encouraged many positive changes addressing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning by involving many organizations including the Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and the houseboat manufacturers. Several boat manufacturers have completely retrofitted new boats to make them much safer for consumers. Our purpose is to save lives. We have sent educational tapes to the head coroners in each state in the U.S. encouraging them to test all drowning victims near boats for carbon monoxide poisoning. We hope that by properly identifying these incidents as drowning due to CO poisoning as opposed to mere drowning, this may open some eyes nationwide and further help us force safety changes and provide further awareness.
The Double Angel Ballpark opened in 2006 with the first 2 of 4 planned baseball fields. The state-of-the-art facility has synthetic turf and lighted 90 ft base fields for 13+ ages to play baseball. More than 1200 activities took place in 2010 with ball being played all 12 months of the year in both 2009 and 2010. More than 25,000 people entered the gates for practices, games and tournaments. A wedding will be a new highlight of 2011. The Ballpark is a unique facility in that it was built and is operated by a non-profit group with no taxpayer support. More than 33 user groups play at Double Angel with many teams coming from all over the western states for tournaments.
While users pay rental fees, it is not enough to operate the facility and continual fundraisers are conducted by the Foundation and our volunteers and supporters. Double Angel Foundation is very proud and thankful to everyone who has contributed in any way.
DOUBLE ANGEL BALLPARK OPENED IN JUNE OF 2006
The Grand Opening Day on June 3rd of the Double Angel Ballpark was a huge success, thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, participants and baseball teams who gave their time and resources on this special day. The spirit of Dillon and Logan Dixey, and their love of “America’s Game,” will live on in this state-of-the-art facility to be enjoyed by baseball fans for generations to come. About 1000 people filled the stands and the grounds for the opening day celebration.
Other proud achievements include:
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