Building The Kernow Baseball League in Cornwall

by Kernow Baseball CIC in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total raised £5,133

raised so far

+ est. £517.50 Gift Aid

71

supporters

Build a Community Baseball Club in Cornwall, UK. We're creating an inexpensive sporting escape to improve health, both physical and mental

by Kernow Baseball CIC in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 17th May 2024 we'd raised £5,133 with 71 supporters in 69 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

  • Dedicated playing equipment per location
  • Challenger events in other locations across Cornwall
  • School programs to train teachers to incorporate Baseball into school PE and extracurriculars
  • Senior Citizen program to organise and support eg

Baseball in Cornwall?!
Baseball is known as America's number one pastime. It, without a shadow of a doubt, is a sport that when finessed to the higher levels of expertise can present a world of opportunities for participants.
We raised our family in rural Canada. Lots of small villages and towns amongst rolling hills, stunning sunsets and plentiful access to water (Does that sound familiar?). Our communities of adults and children played baseball as an ingrained summer pursuit on the warmer days between winters. Living in Cornwall, we can see the huge opportunity to recreate that North American local sporty feel right here.
We firmly believe that everyone is able to and, at our organisation, welcome to join our community and pursue a common goal of "Baseball for All"!
You don't need any kit or experience to get started. You can be of any age or gender identity. Friendly and open minded...you're our rookie!
1709872871_groupvsweli.jpgIt's "Onen Hag Oll" and all for Cornwall
You may want to get a bit fitter, or a lot fitter - take a swing at Kernow Baseball!
You may want to have fun and learn or try something new - step up to the plate at Kernow Baseball!
You may not want to play, but want to join a community as an official, a scorer, a biggest fan or something else that you'd like to table with us - line up with us at Kernow Baseball!
You may just admire and recognise the efforts of this volunteer group in your community, and want to get behind something local - support us at Kernow Baseball!

1709873207_ozcatch.pngThe Duchy Of Diamonds!
The game starts with a solid venue to call "Homeplate"
We currently have secured 3 locations to develop our Kernow Baseball League pursuits, with a couple of other "Top Secret" projects underway.
This year we are looking to raise funds for a boldly ambitious campaign to set up infrastructure at our current 3 locations - this will guarantee us the ability to have up to 6 teams play each other on properly configured baseball diamonds in our beautiful Duchy.

1709873439_crewatweli.pngA Community Interest Company
Our main tenant of "#BaseballForAll with #BaseballForCornwall" is just that. We are looking to build youth programs in our operating locales and also developing a version of Challenger Baseball for the Duchy.
To reach young people that think it's too late to start a sport. That think they missed the boat with football, rugby, cricket, tennis - they haven't missed this boat. We're building an ark! When our nation floods with baseball opportunities, they'll have set themselves on a path to be high and dry and get to the destinations!
The pursuit will be financially affordable and accessible for all who want tobe involved. We will curate bursary options for as many people as possible to ensure that cost is not a limiting factor.

1709874203_jamboree.pngEnabling Rookies with disabilities
We were very fortunate to have a Challenger Baseball group as an integral part to our Canadian club at Ivy Baseball.
Our family volunteered to assist in spreading the joy of baseball to youngsters with physical and/or mental impairments that precluded them from regular standard gameplay. For us, it was another highlight of the game we love delivered to those who loved baseball just as much as us.
Our group even attended a Jamboree event that saw our players and buddies take to the field at the Toronto Blue Jays' professional MLB baseball stadium

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£1 or more

Season Ticket to the South West's Baseball

Spectator Alert! Truro FC Ticket = £11 Falmouth Town FC Ticket = £5 Cornish Pirates Season Tix = £175-310 @ BRACE YOURSELF FOR THE BEST VALUE SPORTS TICKET EVER @ Kernow Baseball Season Ticket = £1.00 (or more if you'd like) Be warned though, watching a live Baseball game is the 2nd most fun thing you can have on a Sunday & you might find yourself slugging a ball out on the diamond sooner than you thought you might think

£1 or more

Support the Kernow Baseball Inclusion Fund

The cost of living crisis is impacting everyone of us at Kernow Baseball. We believe (and can prove) that the benefits of this sport, for physical & mental health, should be available to everyone. By supporting the Kernow Baseball Inclusion Fund, you will be helping us remove cost barriers for bursary players, on low income, to allow them to join a local baseball team & not be price-blocked for trying something new!

£2 or more

Kernow Baseball Fan Club Annual Membership

Becoming a Kernow Baseball League Fan Club Member will give you access to exclusive league content! You'll be sent details of all Kernow Baseball &West Country Baseball League Games, get the chance to meet the players, support your local community & most of all - have a great time! WARNING: Watching live Baseball is the most fun you can have on a Sunday & you might find yourself, slugging a ball, out on the diamond soon too!

£2 or more

Support a Student Slugger smack a double & fly

Being part of baseball team is great for finding motivation to stay fit & healthy while at University, making it a great antidote to all of the Pot Noddle & pints diet. It also offers a unique opportunity to widen a student's circle of friends & relieve feelings of loneliness & isolation that can often accompany being away from home. Supporting a student for $2 or more will allow us to remove some of the costs associated with participating.

£5 or more

Kernow Baseball £5 Online Legacy & ShoutOut

Inflation has caused our entry level Buy Us a Pint donation to be replaced by a much healthier (and affordable) contribution to our cause of putting you in our Hall Of Fame of Founders on our interweb-site. It seemed like a better initiative than "Buy Us Half of a Baseball". Get famous, Get On The Line, Get Baseball Going, Get our thanks, Get to a Game, Get Rowdy!

£5 or more

Boost a Challenger Player & their Buddy

Every £ raised under this Pledge banner will be used for facilitating equipment & venue sessions for Challenger Baseball participants & their accompanying Buddy to engage in the first ever program of adaptive baseball in this part of the country. Powering the motto of #BaseballForCornwall is #BaseballForAll - you’ll be the driving force to implementing this project with your generosity. Every Founding Funder will receive a token of generosity

£15 or more

Kernow Baseball £15 Legacy Name Tag

If you'd like to pitch in to see your name on a "Team Founders" board, we'll gratefully immortalise you on an engraved tag for your choice of "The-Team-Name built by..." board that will be on display at Team Home Games. You'll receive a reference point to find yourself too! The Board will outlive most of us and be frozen in carbonite or a more budget friendly varnish/epoxy. You'll also get added to the Online Hall Of Fame as a KBL Founder!

£19 or more

Limited Edition KBL Branded 19 Mini-Bat

Artisan crafted miniature baseball bat commemorating the launch of KBL. Approx 12" in length and beautifully crafted from Cornish grown birch. Not for live batting practice unless you are Jedi trained and your BP pitcher wants you to serve them Maltesers after they throw them at you. Remember, when KBL is a multi-billion $ empire, these bats might be worth something*** ***[Does not equal monetary advice. Value can go up as well as down]

£20 or more

Game Day Ball Sponsorship (VIP Upgrades available)

Game balls are expensive! Those costs totally add up when our Sluggers hit huuuuge homeruns out of Boscawen Park & into the River Fal! Check Amazon for "Rawlings ROLB1 Baseball (single ball)" At over £8 a pop, we need to take 3 new balls into each of our home games but here's the great thing....our stars will sign one of the Game Used balls after our game, and gift it back to you as an asset of collectable value ;o)

£30 or more

Kernow Baseball League Contract Extension

You tell us your name, preferred jersey number, and we will ensure that after intense (donation) negotiations with your player agent, that we will send you a One Year contract fully signed and endorsed by the Front Office of your chosen team, for you to frame and mount on your wall of accolades. (For novelty purposes only...unless you're an absolute ringer...then coach will put you in)

£45 or more

Game Balls VIP Sponsorship - Throw the 1st Pitch!

As the soon to be owner of 33% of your chosen GameDay's balls...you get to test drive the ball before we hit the stitches off it! What do Obama, 50Cent & Michael Jordan have in common? They all feature in "10 Worst Celebrity MLB First Pitches!" You can do better than them & they run countries, courts & Da Club. You can watch the game with us, hang out for as long or little as you like. We're not going anywhere...EXCEPT 1st 2nd 3rd & HOME x30!!

£75 or more

Kernow Baseball League Contract All Star Signing

Hey there! You're an All-Star! Get your game on...go play! You tell us your name, preferred jersey number, and we will ensure that after intense (donation) negotiations with your player agent, that we will send you a One Year contract fully signed and endorsed by the Front Office of your chosen team, for you to frame and mount on your wall of accolades. (For novelty purposes only...unless you're an absolute ringer...then coach will put you in)

£75 or more

Game Ball VIP Upgrade - Ballpark Buffet Experience

Our #FieldOfDreams Ushers will take you to your VIP seating away from the riff-raff. The crowd** will gratiously cheer your backing of the franchise & welcome you. You and your guest will enjoy a selection of authentic ballpark food and drink. Cornwall will be the 51st State for a day. **[Legal definition of "Crowd", for minimum attendance purposes, is based on "2's company... 3's a crowd". There is no maximum size of promised crowd

£100 or more

Sponsor 1st Base

It's a heavy duty piece of Rubber and Metal and everyone that gets a hit gets to stomp on it and hang out for a little while after. This thing gets an absolute beating over a season so will need a strong name or brand to be etched on it. You'll get plenty of mentions on Social Media when we talk about post game highlights! Personal or corporate sponsors are welcome, we're not fussy it you don't mind be the muddiest base :o)

£200 or more

Sponsor 2nd Base

Instead of getting stomped on, this base gets slid into a lot over a season. Ideal for marketing opportunity for windows, doors, oil, massage, ice/cold drinks, playground equipment and anything else you can think would fuel dad-joke pun quips about sliding. You'll get plenty of mentions on Social Media when we talk about post game highlights! You'll also get a VIP Ballpark Buffet experience with this contribution.

£300 or more

Sponsor 3rd Base

We're getting so close to home!! Ideal marketing opportunity for car dealers, transport or logistics, delivery companies or anything else you can think would fuel dad-joke pun quips about nearly being home! You'll get plenty of mentions on Social Media when we talk about post game highlights with photos! You'll also get 2x VIP Ballpark Buffet experience with this contribution.

£300 or more

Rent-A-Squad Saturday 10-15 people

Baseball Birthday, Employee Team building events, football / rugby / cricket / netball / hockey teams or any other common interest clubs who want to try! We will schedule a day of : Training Sessions to work on skills &learn the game Head to Head gameplay Adjustable adaptive play to keep the game moving Umpiring, score sheets, team photos, videos - all at one of our diamonds

£400 or more

Sponsor Home Plate!

Hey big spender! Spend a little time with me! I will arrange for you to have a full baseball experience of everything that goes into "Our Homeplate". Sponsoring the base where everyone tries to get home to score, your business might be in real estate, home building or renovation. You'll get plenty of mentions on Social Media when we talk about post game highlights! You'll also get 3x VIP Ballpark Buffet experience with this contribution too! Yum!

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