Category Archives: Community & Giving

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday, America!  We wish you  and your family a safe and pleasant 4th of July holiday.


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Louisiana Tech’s Baseball Stadium, Other Sports Facilities Damaged by Tornoado

Several athletic facilities, including the baseballs stadium, at Louisiana Tech sustained major damage when a tornado ripped across the university’s campus early Thursday morning.  Read more and view photo here.

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Chico State to Honor Steve Nettleton

Chico State Athletics will be holding a celebration of the life of Steve Nettleton on Saturday at the stadium bearing his name, Nettleton Stadium.  His lifelong interest in baseball and dream of owning a baseball team came to fruition when Nettleton and his partners brought the Chico Heat (Independent Professional, Western Baseball League) to town in 1997.  Nettleton passed away in January.  Read more hereRead more about the Heat here.

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Barons Show the Love, Launch 7th Inning Wave

Inspired by the Iowa Wave during football games at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) have started a similar tradition for their home games. The Children’s of Alabama Hospital overlooks Regions Field, the home stadium for the Barons. So, during the seventh inning stretch, players and fans wave at center field in the direction of the hospital.  Read more here and here.

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Jack White Helps to Save Hamtramck Stadium

Detroit rocker Jack White has lent his efforts toward helping restore Hamtramck Stadium, a Detroit-area ballpark that served as home for the Negro League’s Detroit Stars.  Read more here. Watch news report here.

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Fayetteville’s Ballpark Plaza Gets a Name

The plaza in front of the new minor league baseball stadium will be named for late Fayetteville (NC) Mayor Bill Hurley, who was an avid baseball fan and is credited with a downtown cleanup that led to the new stadium.  Read more here.

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Name Change on Deck for Razorbacks Ballpark

The University of Arkansas board of trustees will vote this week on whether to modify the name of the Razorbacks’ baseball stadium from Baum Stadium to Baum-Walker Stadium.  The request comes after the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation pledged a $5 million lead gift toward the construction of a $25-million, 40,000-square-foot operations center on the stadium grounds.  Read more here.

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