AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Community Baseball is seeking the public's ongoing support for needed improvements at its practice and playing areas to provide a better experience for players and families.
ACB board members and coaches have sought grants, had fundraisers and connected with Valley businesses to help fund improvement projects the past two seasons.
Last year the Stryffeler Indoor Batting facility received a makeover with a fresh coat of paint and indoor turf covering the concrete surface. The baseball fields at Champ Park had the fences replaced and upgraded to improve the look and safety. The Libbee Field Clubhouse roof was replaced with a donation in materials from Banner Supply, and the dugouts and Champ Clubhouse received fresh coats of paint.
ACB has upcoming fundraisers to support the league:
- ACB is continuing its partnership with Noday’s Deli for its annual pepperoni roll fundraiser.
- Old sneakers and cleats can be dropped off at the club houses at Libbee or Champ Park. Each usable pair earns $1 to $3 for ACB.
- The third annual Reverse Raffle will take place May 30 at Maronite Center Pavilion. Among the items in the basket auction are a 50-inch TV, dining gift cards, tickets for sporting events, signed sports memorabilia and winery and brewery packages.
Interested baseball and softball players can register at any time at www.acbleague.com or in person from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 23) inside the batting barn at Champ Park, 600 N. Raccoon Road. Opening day is scheduled for May 2.For more information about the fundraisers, sponsorships or upcoming season, go to ACB’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages.