Southern Pioneer Electric
Southern Pioneer Electric HUGS team members met with representatives of the Liberal Recreation Department Monday to present a $10,000 Helping Us Give to Society (HUGS) grant.
Travis Martinez, Assistant Director, said the grant will fund the new Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program.
“We started the program in 2022 and had great success,” Martinez said, “with the help of the HUGS grant, we’ll be able to improve the program and better serve our special needs community in Liberal and the surrounding areas.”
Martinez said The Adaptive Sports Program will give adults and students the opportunity to participate in sports and events like stretching, T-ball, volleyball, dancing and more. The program will also focus on encouraging participants to stay mobile and fit through exercise.
“The Liberal Recreation Department is working hard to ensure all members of the Liberal community, and those around us, can lead an active and healthy lifestyle,” Ruby Terrazas, Southern Pioneer energy services coordinator and H.U.G.S team member, said. “We hope this grant will go a long way towards helping them continue to do so.”
Southern Pioneer Electric Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer Electric Cooperative, is headquartered out of Ulysses. Southern Pioneer Electric Company has local offices in Liberal and Medicine Lodge.
Southern Pioneer Electric Company serves approximately 17,200 customers and operates in 10 counties and 34 communities. Southern Pioneer Electric Company's service territory stretches east from Liberal to Medicine Lodge and north to Kingman and back west to Greensburg.