Simpson University Receives Grant From The Baseball Tomorrow Fund

For Immediate Release

11.12.2009

REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University announced today that it was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF). The grant will support a regulation baseball field for the future home of the relocated Vacaville Baseball Stadium.

Grant funds provided by the BTF will be used to construct the baseball field on the Simpson campus and assist with the cost of site work, grading, tree removal, and site preparation.

Dr. Larry McKinney, president of Simpson University, said this grant gives the university another way to join the local community in serving the needs of our youth.

“This is a wonderful opportunity, not only for our program, but for the young people in the Redding area that will be able to take advantage of this soon-to-be first-class athletic facility,” said Dr. McKinney. “We are appreciative of the support that’s coming from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund that enables us to mobilize the local athletic and business community in moving ahead on this project.”

“The Baseball Tomorrow Fund appreciates Simpson University’s commitment to youth baseball and softball in its community. We are pleased to support the continued growth of this program,” added Cathy Bradley, executive director for the Baseball Tomorrow Fund.

Other major supporters of the project include Add Some Color, a non-profit organization reaching young people through athletic endeavors, The California Endowment, Sierra Pacific Foundation, and a number of individual donors and local contractors. Simpson University is coordinating the fundraising for this community baseball stadium. Those interested in donating to the project may contact Gordon Flinn at (530) 226-4735 or gflinn@simpsonu.edu for in-kind and monetary contributions.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund 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 1990, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund receives approximately 500 applications each year and awards grants on a quarterly basis after a selective review process. For more information, visit www.baseballtomorrowfund.com.

Celebrating 20 years in Redding, Simpson University is a Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s academic programs also include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.

 

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