As you know, Mark Boresow was an avid life-long Scout and Scouter. He was involved in a tragic accident on August 11, 2009. His son, Jacob, is a Life Scout in Troop 10. His son, Matt, is an Eagle Scout that left the Troop after 2011. His nephews Max, Ben and Jacob are active in the troop.
Mark did not like to read but he loved talk radio. He learned a lot listening to talk radio. Somehow he got connected with Tom Becka, a former local talk radio host. Tom approached Mark with an idea. Kansas City had Chiefs Arrowhead signage off the highway downtown but the Royals did not. Tom said that needed to change and Mark agreed. Many questions followed. Where should …it be placed? How could it be built so that it would be maintenance free? What design should be used for the signage? How could it be built so that it was comparable to the Chiefs Arrowhead signage?
I wish I had paid more attention to how everything transpired. Mark worked with Tom Becka, a welder, a concrete company, his staff of Boresow’s Lawn, and the Royals administration. The welder created a large metal circle which was used to create the concrete border for a baseball shape. Two semi-circle metals pieces were added inside with short metal segments through it to represent the baseball stitching. This metal was painted red. In the center of the baseball, concrete was poured in the shape of the letters KC. The letters were painted blue and the exterior of the ball was painted black. Lastly, white rock was used to fill in the center of the baseball.
After much work and coordination with others the project was complete. You can find this sign driving West on Highway 70, just after Myrtle Avenue Exit. Mark’s selfless sense of community and his love of baseball created a landmark that has lasted over 10 years. Happy Birthday to a wonderful man. I feel lucky and proud to have been your wife. Love and miss you always. GO ROYALS!