Cumberland County, Pa. — Three Cumberland County youth baseball organizations will improve their facilities, update old equipment and install new amenities thanks to three $5,000 grants presented this week by Energy Transfer.
Cedar Cliff Youth Baseball Association, Cumberland Valley Little League and Carlisle Little League joined Energy Transfer representatives for check presentations.
Cedar Cliff Youth Baseball Association needed funding after a series of unfortunate incidents, including vandalism that severely affected the organization’s finances in the last several years. The vandalism incidents caused significant damage to the inside of the field house, the electronics for the scoreboard and two of the tractors used to maintain the fields to make them safe for play.
“Cedar Cliff Youth Baseball Association (CCYBA) would like to thank Energy Transfer for this generous contribution,” the CCYBA board said in a statement. “These funds will help repair the damage done by vandals and bad actors. It’s nice to know that we have a friend in Energy Transfer.”
Cumberland Valley Little League President Jim Stepp said the organization will use the grant funding to purchase an electronic scoreboard. “Our organization thanks Energy Transfer for their generous donation, which will allow us to finally purchase a new electronic scoreboard. They are a great community partner.”
Carlisle Little League President David Hoover said it will use grant funding to remove and replace failing fencing at the Crestview Complex in North Middleton Township.
“We are going to use this donation to make much-needed improvements at our fields,” he said. “We thank Energy Transfer for investing in our community.”
Energy Transfer presented the funding as part of its community outreach efforts. The company is supporting America’s favorite pastime for hundreds of boys and girls in communities across Pennsylvania with $150,000 in donations for youth baseball and softball programs.
“At Energy Transfer, we look for opportunities to invest in the communities we operate in because that’s what it means to be a part of a community,” Energy Transfer Vice President of Public Affairs & Government Relations Joseph McGinn said. “Supporting youth sports is one of the many ways we like to give back.”
In addition to supporting local youth baseball and softball organizations, the company is a proud partner of Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Law Enforcement Torch Run and its mission to broaden opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, donating a total of $450,000 over a three-year period.
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