Marcy 9, 2012
The Louisa Little League announced Friday that it was recently awarded a $27,000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to renovate fields following the earthquake last August.
The grant will support renovations made to the Louisa Junior League Field by providing funds for field lights. The field lighting equipment will be provided through a partnership between BTF and Musco Sports Lighting.
“This is a wonderful opportunity, not only for our program, but for the children who play the game,” says Mark Alberts, President of the League. “Yet again, this is another example of how this community can come together and go above and beyond for the youth in this area. BTF and Musco have made that possible for us.”
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake caused significant damage to homes, businesses and schools. To address the loss of the fields and to accommodate the number of baseball and softball games played, Louisa Little League began renovation of the Louisa Junior League Field, including improved drainage, infield and outfield repair and minor renovations to the dugouts and backstop.
“On behalf of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, we thank Louisa Little League for its commitment to youth baseball and softball in the community during this difficult rebuilding period. We are pleased to support Louisa and the continued operation of its youth baseball program this year and for years to come.” said Cathy Bradley, Executive Director or the Baseball Tomorrow Fund.
“Musco is honored to be working with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and Louisa Little League on such a special project that will serve area youth for years to come,” added Steve Wiley, Musco Sports Lighting representative. “Louisa County residents have been steadfast in their effort to rebuild after the earthquake and we’re grateful to support that effort in Virginia.”
The Louisa Little League is still accepting contributions. Anyone interested in donating to the project should contact email@example.com.