04/26/2012 3:07 PM EST
Tobyhanna Little League awarded more than $95,000 by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund for the installation of Musco Sports Lighting Equipment
Field lighting ceremony to take place on April 28
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awarded a grant in the amount of $95,686 to the Tobyhanna (PA) Little League for the installation of Musco Sports Lighting on fields at its home facility, Coolbaugh Township Municipal Park. The addition of lighting to Volunteer Field and Armed Forces Field will help increase player and parent participation by allowing evening practices and game times for approximately 300 players in the Pocono Mountain Region of Pennsylvania.
To celebrate the completion of the project, Tobyhanna will host a field lighting ceremony at Coolbaugh Township Municipal Park on Saturday, April 28th at 4:15 p.m. Pennsylvania State Senator John Blake, Pennsylvania State Representative Mario Scavello, Coolbaugh Township Supervisors Lynn Kelly, James Frutchey, Robert Zito, Robert Hutchins and John Adams, and Baseball Tomorrow Fund Executive Director Cathy Bradley will be on hand to take part in the festivities.
“The Baseball Tomorrow Fund applauds the Tobyhanna Little League for its efforts to increase participation in its youth baseball and softball programs,” said Bradley. “With demanding school and work schedules, we understand the challenge faced by families and we hope that field lighting will allow players and parents to enjoy additional games together. We would also like to thank Musco Lighting, Inc. for providing a generous discount for its top quality lighting equipment. Projects like this one would not be possible without Musco’s support.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity, not only for our program, but for the children who play the game,” said Micky Denig, Treasurer of Tobyhanna Little League. “The funding provided by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund gave us the opportunity to light both fields and open the program to more children.”
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