Paul (Tommy) Thomas Sr. founded Oneonta in 1934
One sunny afternoon we were on the way to Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium Baseball Field at Wenatchee Valley College. Dalton Thomas CEO/President, son of Paul (Tommy) said to me, “My father was so adamant about giving back to the community in many ways but his all-time favorite was baseball.”
Tommy’s passion for baseball was like no other, he became owner and President of the Wenatchee Chiefs from 1937 through the mid 60’s. “In the early days of the Wenatchee Chiefs inception I remember my father using his own paycheck to pay the professional players. My mother was ready to throw him out of the house,” says Dalton Thomas.
From generation to generation giving back to the community has been a family tradition at Oneonta. Every quarter we select local charities or groups to support with donations in various ways.
To apply, please submit a letter to include the following information:
- Name of the Organization
- Purpose of Sponsorship
- Dollar Amount of Product Requested
- Time frame
- Contact Information
Quarterly deadline dates for consideration are: 3/31, 6/30, 9/30, 12/31.
Mail to: Starr Ranch Gives Back, PO Box 549, Wenatchee WA 98807