The grant will fund the construction of two new youth baseball and softball fields at the Center. The fields will serve an estimated 1,000 players from communities in Camden.
Construction for the new 120,000-square foot facility is currently underway and is scheduled to open in 2014. The center will provide athletic programming, personal development and community services. In addition, there will be facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, football and various indoor activities.
“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 creation of this Kroc Center was made possible in part by a lead grant from the Estate of Mrs. Joan Kroc, who left a generous $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army in 2004 for the construction, operation and endowment of Centers like these across the nation.
The intent behind the Centers is to bring communities together and help create a safe place for education, family support, recreational use, and spiritual guidance.
Thank you to The Baseball Tomorrow Fund for your support of The Salvation Army!
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