The Blue Sox’s thoughts are with everyone impacted by the recent extreme weather events and widespread flooding across NSW. A number of local baseball facilities have been decimated as a result and face a long road ahead towards recovery, and ensure baseball can resume its place in the community. The images and footage that have been shared with us from the affected areas are gut-wrenching, and already the tight-knit baseball community has been rallying around these areas to help get them back up on their feet.
We’ve set up this page, so we can share the stories of those who are doing it real tough right now and the various ways in which you can show your support, if you are in a position to.
FAR NORTH COAST BASEBALL ASSOCIATION (FNCBA)
Lismore – and FNCBA’s Albert Park home of 56 years – were inundated with water as more than 700mm fell in less than 30 hours in the region’s biggest flood event since 1954. Albert Park is also the home of the Australian Little League Championships, Timberjacks Friendly Series and a home-away-from-home for the Blue Sox. FNCBA has launched a GoFundMe as it sets sights on getting back on the field as soon as possible following last week’s catastrophic flooding.
See more images of the devastation HERE
OAKVILLE RAIDERS BASEBALL CLUB
Situated in the Hawkesbury/Windsor area, the Oakville Raiders Baseball Club participates in the Hills Junior Baseball league and are a beloved part of the local Oakville community. Colbee Reserve – home to the Raiders – has been destroyed by the recent flood events. Not eligible for government funded support, the recovery effort to restore the grounds is left in the hands of local mums and dads who must foot the bill, supply the machinery and labour, and naturally are seeking some much needed support from the extended baseball community. The club has set up a GoFundMe to help with their road to recovery.
See more images of the aftermath HERE
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