Baseball season is in full swing, and we’re excited to highlight several great stories from across our project area this month.

The Cresson Area Little Baseball League will improve its facilities for players and families thanks to a $5,000 grant presented in April by Energy Transfer.

The donation will help the organization make much-needed updates to its facilities, league President Gene Pietrowski said.

“We appreciate the generous donation from Energy Transfer to the Cresson Area Little Baseball League,” Pietrowski said. “This donation will help us improve our facilities, which provide safe baseball fun for hundreds of players ages 4 to 12 in the local community. We are currently updating our fence, lighting and concession stand. These funds will be used in various ways to offset costs.”

We were proud to present a check for $5,000 to league officials Thursday as part of our Mariner East pipeline system outreach efforts.

“At Energy Transfer we look to invest in the communities in our footprint,” Energy Transfer public affairs specialist Chris Koop said. “Youth baseball is a rich pastime that brings our communities together, and we are happy to be a part of it.”

In addition to our support of local youth baseball and Little League teams, we recently announced an exciting three-year partnership to sponsor the Phillies Home Run Derby, a program that has been giving kids the chance to play ball for the past 49 years.

The Phillies Home Run Derby presented by Energy Transfer aims to provide opportunities for Philadelphia’s youth to become engaged in baseball and softball. Since its beginning in 1971, the program has been one of the Phillies’ most successful and long-running programs.

We look forward to more opportunities to support youth across our state.