FRIENDS OF EAST GREENWICH
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FUNDRAISING!
The Friends of EG Baseball and Softball is a group founded in 2020 with the purpose of improving and expanding the play of both sports. This website will be used to promote and raise money on various projects specifically for East Greenwich RI related sports.
SPRING 2020 (paused due to Covid19) Back on Summer of 2020 - Announcing a Fundraising EVENT to renovate the East Greenwich High School (EGHS) Varsity Baseball Field. Read on for more details.
AUG 2020 UPDATE - WE ARE GETTING CLOSE! SEE OUR TALLY BELOW
THANKS TO THE DOZENS THAT HAVE DONATED. THANKS TO THE MAJOR DONORS AND ALL THE SMALLER ONES TOO. THANKS ALSO TO THE BANNER SPONSORS FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT!
Can you believe it's been 10+ years since the EGHS Varsity field opened. Fast forward to the present, and EG Baseball is alive and doing very well. With the participation of East Greenwich Little League and area Travel teams like the Avengers and the SeaDogs, the EGHS Varsity field gets more play than ever. The renovation will improve the overall field condition bringing it up to and exceeding playing standards. It will also address a growing concern for player safety. Some of the details for the renovation include:
The field dimensions will be remeasured using laser technologies to insure proper locations and elevations. Current estimates are that the field is 1.5 inches below standards.
Lips in the infield will be removed and remeasured to playing standards.
The infield will be cut and rolled and a perimeter of clay will be added to help prevent lips in the future.
The pitchers mound will be reconstructed to proper slope, elevation and size per game standards. Same for batters box area.
Till existing infield clay to a depth of 3" using a BIecavtor soil process, prior to regrading.
To improve drainage and resist water we will install +100 tons of Dura -Edge classic, high absorb field conditioner. (the rust color dirt you see at McCoy and Fenway)
Cut the grass, paint the lines and PLAY BALL!
Give what you can to keep EG Baseball the best that it can be. The result will be more games, more events and more great times.
EAST GREENWICH LITTLE LEAGUE
East Greenwich Little League (EGLL) uses the EGHS Varsity Field for Juniors and Seniors Teams (Ages 13 - 16). EGLL is a 501C corporation. All money donated is tax deductible. visit our website www.egllri.com
TRAVEL TEAMS (AVENGERS, CONNIE MAC, MAKOS, RIVERDOGS & SEADOGS)
Many EG families participate on travel baseball teams and use the EGHS as their home field.
With this renovation the EGHS field could sponsor tournament games, which help raise money for ongoing field maintenance. Event organizers have turned down the use of the field due to poor conditions in the past.
EAST GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Obviously the EGHS baseball program benefits greatly by this proposed renovation. With both Little League and Travel programs creating an excellent feeder program for the future, better facilities will help draw the best talent to the EGHS Teams. As a division 1 team, we see the best RI schools can offer. Matching that best players with an improved and best of RI field can only help the program.
REVISED $25,000 NOW $21,000
We got refreshed quotes on the project and were able to get price concession in a couple of areas. This has reduced our goal by $4,000 to a new goal of $21,000!
Choose a donate button below. If you use a Credit Card, you will be directed to the EGLLri website where you can use a credit card to donate. If you prefer to use Paypal follow that donate button to the Paypal site.
All donations will be received by EGLL and allocated to the Renovation Project. EGLL is a 501C non profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.
If you prefer to write a check make the check out to:
EGLL (Reno Project) PO Box 542, East Greenwich RI 02818