WHAT: BaseballSoftballUK will hold an opening ceremony for their new baseball and softball facility at the Farnham Park Sports Ground beginning at 3:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Saturday, July 20th. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund provided a grant in the amount of $160,000 USD to finance the construction of a baseball complex that includes two regulation baseball fields and three youth fields in Farnham Park, Buckinghamshire. The new facility will also support the creation of a new after-school program in the community and a girls fast-pitch softball league. The complex will be considered the “home” of British baseball and softball and will host local, regional and national tournaments and training for more than 1,000 youth, ages 8-16, year-round.
WHO: John Walmsley – Chair of BaseballSoftballUK
Cathy Bradley – Executive Director, Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Colin Murray – BBC Broadcaster/TV Personality
Santokh Chhokar – Chairman of South Bucks District Council
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2013
3:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time
***GB Lions v NBL All Stars baseball exhibition game, GB Fastpitch Softball Exhibition Game and the conclusion of the Single-Sex Slow-pitch National Championships to follow the speaking remarks.
WHERE: Farnham Park, Beaconsfield Road, Slough SL2 3BP
DETAILS: BaseballSoftballUK, Ltd. (BSUK) was established in 2000 and serves as the development agency for baseball in the United Kingdom, providing services to
the British Baseball Federation and British Softball Federation. Currently, approximately 2,700 youth and 14,000 adults participate in organized baseball in the United Kingdom.
QUOTE: “The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is thrilled to award BaseballSoftballUK this grant that assisted in the creation of a new facility at Farnham Park Sports Ground,” said Cathy Bradley, Executive Director of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. “It is exciting to have a new complex in the United Kingdom and our hope is that a facility such as this will continue to introduce kids to the pastime and grow the games of baseball and softball.”