Pitching For Funds

by Warwickshire Baseball in Southam, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th July 2022 we successfully raised £3,817 with 61 supporters in 56 days

The Warwickshire baseball club are raising funds to construct a baseball diamond and backstop in Stockton, Warwickshire.

by Warwickshire Baseball in Southam, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we are lucky enough to raise above and beyond our goal.. first of all that would be incredible and we thank each and everyone you for helping us do so! secondly we would put those funds towards the purchase of additional training and game day equipment. This would positively impact our club and provide us with the equipment to give more in depth training sessions to our club members.


Warwickshire Baseball Pitch For Funding - Diamond and Backstop Fundraiser.

Who are we?


Warwickshire Baseball club was founded in 2022 with the aim of introducing, developing and progressing the game of baseball in Warwickshire and the surrounding area.

The club operates an all inclusive policy welcoming people from all backgrounds, genders and abilities.

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Our current goal is to grow our membership over this summer and enter our first team, The Stockton Grizzlies into a SINGLE A league in 2023.

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Warwickshire Baseball currently has one team but plans to grow the club over the next few years to be able to field multiple teams per season at different levels.

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The community impact and how our project will be united by Birmingham 2022!


The club being launched in 2022 has been timed perfectly to coincide with the United by Birmingham 2022 program. The program is about creating a lasting legacy and celebrating this years commonwealth games. 

One of the main aims of the United by Birmingham 2022 program is to bring people together from all backgrounds and as a club this is one of our key aims. We want to introduce, develop and progress the sport of baseball across Warwickshire and the West midlands, whilst improving our members health and wellbeing and providing them with a platform to learn new skills.       

Why are we crowdfunding?


The club are looking to raise funds to install a baseball diamond and backstop on the field at the Stockton Football and Cricket Club. The guys at the football and cricket club have been extremely welcoming to us. They have granted us permission train and play our matches on their fields and also permission to install the baseball diamond and backstop in a well placed location.

Included in our crowdfunding campaign we applied For the SPORTS ENGLAND MATCH FUNDING and we are excited to announce we were accepted and match funded for 30% of our target! But we do need to reach our target to secure this

This baseball facility will be the only one of its kind in Warwickshire and will greatly benefit the local and wider community as well as improve the possibilities of growth for the club and sport across the county.

With the installation of the diamond we will be able to launch a youth program to teach the sport to children of all ages. We will be able to host community events and much much more.

We are looking to raise £3544. This amount would cover everything we need to install the Stockton baseball diamond and backstop. However if we don't quite reach our target the funds will be allocated to the project on a priority basis. The diamond being the highest priority.

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This area in the photo above is where we will be installing the diamond and backstop and we cannot wait!

How we’ll spend the money raised!

The funds we raise will be allocated to the following - 

The Diamond
 

  • £800 - Approx 8 Tonnes of Baseball Dirt to top the bases, batting circle and mound.
  • £320 - Approx 10 Tonnes of free draining sub base material.
  • £312 - Bases, Home Plate and Pitching Rubber 
  • £462 - Unfired Clay Bricks


The Backstop

  • £1425 - Tubing and connections to construct backstop
  • £225 - Netting for backstop


The labour required to construct both the diamond and backstop will be conducted by experienced ground workers from within the club and a group of volunteers.

Building materials including items such as ballast and cement have been donated to us via one of our sponsors and any machinery required is also going to be donated to us from a local hire company.

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How you can play your part


There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

Personalised Mud Kitchen Prize Draw

We have been lucky enough to have been donated a beautiful hand crafted mud  kitchen to put up as a prize draw! These mud kitchens are fully customisable and can be personalised with your child/children's names!

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1.This prize draw is open to all residents of Great Britain that are over the age of 18.
2. To enter the prize draw you can purchase an entry for £3 as a pledge reward, these can be found in the rewards section. You an also enter the draw for free by sending an email with the subject heading Prize Draw to [email protected] Entries are limited to 5 per person including the FREE entry.
3. This Prize draw is run by and on behalf of Warwickshire Baseball Club in Collaboration with Enchanted Mud Kitchens.
4. The prize draw will end at the same time as the crowdfunding campaign.
5. The prize available is one fully customisable and personalised Mud Kitchen. The lucky winner will be contacted at the end of the crowdfunding campaign to confirm personalisation a customisation options.
6. The winner will be drawn at random and contacted via email/telephone and also announced on social media.
7. The prize will be delivered approximately 4 weeks after the end date of the crowdfunding campaign.
8. All personal data and contact information will be securely stored until the end date of the competition. On completion of the competition all personal information shall be removed from our system.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR CAMPAIGN!

And a big thank you to our sponsors and contributors - Below you can find a list with links to each one! 

Napton Cidery
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www.naptoncidery.co.uk 

National Paving Supplies

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www.nationalpavingsupplies.co.uk

ANDY BROWN 


www.andybrownstadiums.com

Enchanted Mud Kitchens

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£20 High Street Voucher of your choice.

A high street voucher of your choice with 50% Off RRP

£3 or more

Personalised Mud Kitchen Prize Draw

This is a prize draw for a fully customisable and personalised Mud Kitchen built by Enchanted Mud Kitchens valued at £350. These are beautiful hand built outdoor toys! Full terms and conditions for this reward ca be found on our website and at the bottom of the crowdfunding page. You can also enter this draw for free by sending an email with the subject - Prize Draw to [email protected]

£5 or more

Friend for life!

you will be listed on our website as one of our project hero's and given a high five every time we see you!

£10 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£20 Just Eat Gift Card

50% off the RRP.. what's not to like? Kindly donated by the guys at National Paving Supplies.

£10 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Lawn Mowing and Garden Maintenance!

Matt, the club Co chairman and landscape gardener by trade will spend an hour (£10 for one hour) mowing your lawn, weeding, hedge trimming etc. Limited to within Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. If you would like longer than 1 hour. Please donate in multiples of £10. Example - 2 hours - £20, 3 hours - £30 etc

£15 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Les Dennis Signed Autobiography

The legend and national treasure Les Dennis has kindly donated and signed 5 copies of his autobiography. Get your hands on one of these for just £15.

£15 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Personal Training Session with DCJ Fitness

A one hour personal training session with Dan from DCJ Fitness worth £35. Looking to get in shape and not sure on how to go about it? Dan will sort you out.

£35 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Limited edition Stockton Grizzlies Tee

You'll receive 1 of 10 Limited edition Stockton Grizzlies t shirts.. They are awesome! One of the guys will contact you directly to organise delivery.

£35 or more

5 of 20 claimed

Big Hat Bonanza

As a thank you you'll receive a Stockton Baseball hat. Again these are awesome and we look forward to seeing you wear them! One of the guys will contact you directly to organise delivery.

£45 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Limited Edition Stockton Grizzlies Hoody!

An awesome limited edition hoody! only 5 of these available! Grab one while you can!

£50 or more

Club Membership

Discounted club membership fee for 2022.

£100 or more

3 of 6 claimed

Sponsorship board on our backstop

Pledge £100 and have you or your company advertised on our backstop, across our social media and on our website.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Game Ball Sponsor

Pledge £500 to become our game day ball sponsor throughout our debut season. You our your business will also be thanked and advertised on our social media platforms and website.

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Become the clubs main sponsor

you will have a large advertising board on the Backstop. Your company will be advertised across all social media platforms and on all game day related posts including but not limited to Line ups, final scores, write ups and more. We will also give a designated sponsorship post to your company on a monthly basis to our growing social media audience and a page on our website. The duration of this sponsorship will be until the end of the 2023.

£19 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Napton Cidery - Craft Cider Discovery Bundle

A beautiful gift bundle of Napton Cidery's signature ciders. This Bundle consists of 12 bottles with an RRP of £38. You can find out more about Napton Cidery here - www.naptoncidery.co.uk/

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£50 Just Eat Gift Card

A £50 Just eat gift card donated by the guys at National Paving Supplies

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£50 High Street Voucher of your choice

A high street voucher of your choice for half the RRP.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ploughman's and Cider tasting at Napton Cidery

This reward is for two people and valued at £50. A fantastic evening in celebration of delicious food and top-quality craft cider. Dig into a hearty Ploughman’s supper freshly made by Napton Village Stores using local produce and sample six of our sublime ciders whilst one of our founders talks you through the process of cider making and how we create our award winning recipes.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Andy Brown Field Of Dreams Painting

A print of the beautiful Field of Dreams painting by the very talented artist Andy Brown. You can check out his work here - www.andybrownstadiums.com

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

10 personal training sessions with DCJ Fitness

A block of 10 training sessions with Dan from DCJ Fitness worth around £300! looking to get in to shape then Dan is your guy!

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