The Baseball Team Nelson 18U
Our baseball field is finally being used! In mid-August, the Baseball Team Nelson 18U came to us in need of a place to practice and play. RVCC happily partnered with this team to restore our ball field, and it's been truly amazing how much this group of parents and volunteers have accomplished in a few short weeks.
There is much to be done to restore the ball field to its former glory, and to get this new team up and playing. Below is the donation request from Team Nelson 18U:
"We are seeking support for a newly organized travel baseball team in Nelson County for 15 to 18 year old boys. We are registered with the USSSA and are currently renovating the old baseball field at the Rockfish Valley Community Center to be used as a practice field for the team. We have been amazed and overwhelmed by the many neighbors who have stopped by while we have been working to thank us for “bringing baseball back to the old field”. We are extremely grateful to everyone that has donated their time, labor and equipment towards this community endeavor.
Our goal is to build upon the foundation we have started this fall into a comprehensive program for travel baseball in the county so players have the opportunity to continue to build their skills after "little league" or the Dixie Youth program which cuts off at 12 years old. For the team and program to be successful, we have equipment to purchase--from items such as rakes and tamps, to replacing 13 lights at the RVCC field, to equipment as large as a batting cage. In addition, our tournament fees can be as high as $575 for each scheduled College Series event which averages out to $50 per player.
With this said, we would be grateful if you would partner with us as a sponsor. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Rockfish Valley Community Center for needed field improvements and equipment, and non-deductible donations can be made for tournament fees. We would be happy to accept any donation no matter how big or small.
Listed below are the projected costs of the items we need:
Tarp to cover pitcher's mound $200
Tarp to cover home plate $100
Field Rake $60
13 Light Bulbs $100 each for field lights
Batting cage $1,000
Portable mound for batting cage $650
Weekend Tournaments $575 each (donations for tournament expenses are not tax deductible)
We would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our organization and look forward to speaking with you. If you have any queries regarding The Baseball Company Nelson 18U team, please feel free to contact Cindy Thompson (434) 465-3499 or Sharon Ponton (434) 420-1874."