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The Salvation Army awarded more than $64,000 by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Grant will fund the construction of youth baseball and softball fields at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, New Jersey
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awarded The Salvation Army a grant in the amount of $64,574 for the construction of two youth baseball and softball fields at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center currently under construction in Camden, New Jersey. The fields will serve an estimated 1,000 players from communities in Camden.
To celebrate the partnership, The Salvation Army at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23. The Salvation Army Kroc Center Administrator, Major Paul Cain, Assemblyman Angel Fuentes, Cramer Hill Little League Information Officer, Luis Neco, and Baseball Tomorrow Fund Executive Director Cathy Bradley will participate in the festivities.
“The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is pleased to support youth baseball and softball programs in Camden,” said Bradley. “We are proud to be a part of the effort to provide safe and quality athletic facilities in this deserving community.”
“We are grateful for this generous gift from The Baseball Tomorrow Fund,” said Major PaulCain, Kroc Center Administrator. “This contribution will support local youth baseball and softball efforts in Camden, where the number of players and love of the game is growing every year."
The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, scheduled to open in 2014, is a 120,000-square foot facility that provides athletic programming, personal development and community services. 24-acre campus will include athletic facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, football and indoor activities. The $90 million project was made possible in part by a lead grant of $59 million from the Estate of Mrs. Joan Kroc to construct, operate and endow the Center.