Pod-Cast: The Beginning of May
As we head into the first weekend of May we can’t help but feel excited about all that has happened this week and all that is coming up in the next few. The beginning of May, although it may have kicked off on a rainy note here in New York, is in my mind the official start to spring and announces that summer is right around the corner.
Last Saturday BTF attended the grand field opening and lighting ceremony for Tobyhanna Little League in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Little League was awarded more than $95,000 from The Baseball Tomorrow Fund for the installation of Musco Sports Lighting on fields at its home facility. The facility serves over 300 youth players and the hope is that the lighting will increase player and parent participation by creating the opportunity for evening games and practices.
BTF executive director, Cathy Bradley, attended the ceremony and said it was quite the celebratory event. She described it as including “Turkey Trays” of raffle gift bags and baskets, rides in the local fire department truck basket towering over the newly light field and photos with friends and fans alike. About 17 youth teams and 200 people were present and the new Musco lights cast a warm glow over the clear, spring evening. (Photo credit: Melissa Neihard)
In other exciting news, Thursday marked the official kick off to Equipment Day 2012! The Kansas City Royals started things off right by hosting a two day drive during the Yankees home stand. Players’ wives and volunteers were charged with collecting donated baseball and softball equipment and cash before the games. Giveaways for participating included signed baseballs and photos from your player of choice…how cool is that?! Stay tuned for the results report and photos of the event coming soon!
Saturday May 5: Louisa Little League lighting ceremony, Louisa, VA
Sunday May 6: San Diego Padres Equipment Day, Petco Park
Saturday May 19: Toronto Blue Jays Equipment Day, Rogers Centre Skydome
Sunday May 20: Houston Astros Equipment Day, Minute Maid Park
Have a great weekend!