The Humboldt Baseball heads will spearhead a new committee to help raise funds for baseball amenities in the community.
Humboldt Girls Softball, Humboldt Minor Baseball and Humboldt Slo Pitch will join forces to make up the Ball Diamond Fundraising Committee.
"The center focus of the group is to now create a non-profit committee to be able to do some sponsorships and grants to help work with Centennial Park and get it beautified along with growing the sport," said Megan Macinnis with Humboldt Slo Pitch.
The group has been working with the city to get the ball rolling, However, it will be a separate non-profit, third-party organization apart from the city once up and running.
"We've been having discussions with the three groups over the past couple of years about ball diamond development, how to move things forward, and how to get amenities built in the community to strengthen ball. The three groups decided that collectively they will be able to make a lot bigger impact on things like grants, fundraising and sponsorships as a collective group. The City's role has just been walking alongside them to help get them to this point. Obviously, all of the current ball diamonds are situated on city property, so there will be constant communication with the city on what can be done and what can't be done, but this group is a separate third party group who will help develop ball diamonds and look to grow the sport in the community," said Mike Ulriksen, Director of Cumminurty and Leisure Services with the City of Humboldt.
The organization is still in its preliminary stages and will hold its first official meeting on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 pm at the Humboldt Uniplex.
"We're looking at getting any community members that are interested in helping out the commitee, and helping us out in getting Centennial Park updated."
The committee is requesting anyone with a passion to see ball continue to be alive and active in our community to attend this meeting and consider putting their name forward to serve on this exciting partnership.