03/14/2012 11:18 PM EST
Woodford Parks Foundation Awarded Nearly $70,000 by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to Install Lights on Newly Constructed Softball Field
Lighting Equipment Provided By Musco Sports Lighting; Grand Opening of Field Ceremony to Take Place on March 20th
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awarded the Woodford Parks Foundation (WPF) a grant in the amount of $69,868 to provide funding for the installation of Musco Sports lighting equipment on a newly constructed softball field in Versailles, Kentucky. The lighting will help support the continued growth of softball for 260 girls on 17 summer league, middle school, high school and travel teams.
To celebrate the completion of the renovation, the Foundation will host a grand opening and field lighting ceremony at Woodford County Park on Tuesday, March 20th at 5:00 p.m. Meghan Chisholm, Senior Grant Coordinator for the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and Zach Vroegh from Musco Sports Lighting, along with representatives from the Woodford Parks Foundation, the Woodford County Fiscal Court, the Woodford County Parks and Recreation Department, Woodford County High School, and Woodford County Board of Education will be on hand to participate in the festivities.
“The Baseball Tomorrow Fund applauds the Woodford Parks Foundation’s efforts to improve its facilities in order to support the growth of youth softball programs for the Woodford County community,” said Cathy Bradley, Executive Director of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. “We are honored to support this effort by providing funding for top quality lighting equipment for one of the softball fields, and we thank Musco for its generous contribution to this project.”
“The completion of this project marks the realization of a dream for this organization and the community as a whole,” said Les Anderson, President, Woodford Parks Foundation, Inc. “The goal of the Woodford Parks Foundation is to build coalitions to enhance the opportunity for our community to build or renovate our recreational facilities. The construction of this new field and the new artificial turf at community stadium are the benchmarks for the progress our organization has made in just three years.”
"Musco Sports Lighting is proud to be a part of this project,” said Zach Vroegh from Musco Sports Lighting. “Along with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, we support the community of Versailles and the Woodford Parks Foundation’s goal in increasing their recreational development and baseball and softball participation among young athletes.”
About the Baseball Tomorrow Fund
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is designed to promote the growth of youth baseball and softball throughout the world by awarding grants to support field renovation and construction projects, equipment and uniform purchases, coaches training material and other selected program expenses. Since its formation by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in 1999, BTF has awarded approximately 600 grants totaling more than $21 million to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Approximately 300,000 youth players have benefited from programs and facilities supported by the fund. BTF also facilitates league-wide initiatives including the collection and distribution of new and gently used equipment to organizations in need as well as field maintenance education clinics. For more information, visit www.baseballtomorrowfund.com and follow BTF on Facebook, Twitter and MLBlogs.
About Musco Sports Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting, a proud partner of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting for over 35 years. Recognized around the globe as the world-class leader in sports lighting, Musco’s Green Generation Lighting® enhances the playing of Americas favorite pastime while cutting energy costs and the impact on the environment. Working with organizations such as the Amateur Softball Association, Babe Ruth League, Disney, Little League Baseball, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, and the NBA, Musco has played a key role in developing guidelines for safe, efficient sports facilities. Musco is a proud partner with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Little League® Baseball and Softball, Babe Ruth League, Minor League Baseball, and the Amateur Softball Association. For more about Musco Sports Lighting visit www.musco.com.
About Woodford Parks Foundation
The Woodford Parks Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Woodford County (Versailles), Kentucky. The WPF was established in 2009 and its mission is to support the maintenance and capital construction of recreational facilities in Woodford County.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.