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Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) Leisure Services announced today that it was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $32,000 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF).
The grant provides funding for the purchase of baseball and softball player safety and training equipment.
PSA provides leisure and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Camden County. It also serves families associated with the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, offering recreational T-ball, baseball, and softball. In addition to its in-house league, PSA facilities serve travel teams, outside leagues and tournaments. The BTF grant will support the growth of the program by accommodating the organization to conduct multiple practices on the available fields. It will also facilitate a new fall baseball and t-ball program.
“The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is pleased to support the baseball and softball programs in Camden County,” said Cathy Bradley, Executive Director of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. “On behalf of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, we thank Camden County PSA Leisure Services for its efforts to introduce the game to new players and provide quality programs for all levels of play.”
We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund”, said Commissioner Chuck Clark, PSA Board Member and Vice-Chairman, Camden County Commission. “The opportunity to receive new equipment for our youth baseball and softball programs is very exciting! We appreciate the support of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
The PSA is still accepting in-kind and monetary contributions for its programs and facilities. Those interested in donating to the project may contact PSA Director William Brunson at 912.729.5600.
About Camden County PSA Leisure Services: The Camden County PSA Leisure Services is the central hub for community recreation. The PSA houses a fully equipped work out room, a group exercise room, two racquetball courts, a basketball court, a gymnasium for gymnastics, locker rooms, a pool, a fully equipped kitchen, and a community room. The PSA is responsible for the maintenance of 27 other parks and recreational facilities throughout the county. In addition, they manage Mosquito Control, facilities maintenance, and roadside mowing.
About the Baseball Tomorrow Fund: The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball 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 the MLBPA and MLB in 1999, BTF has awarded more than 900 grants totaling over $30 million to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. 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, please visit baseballtomorrowfund.com and follow BTF on Facebook, Twitter and MLBlogs.