Our Sponsors are who make Alaska Legion Baseball a success every year!
Dear Potential Sponsor,
The Alliance for Support of American Legion Baseball in Alaska is seeking your support for the 2010 season. In keeping with our visionary goal “To maintain and further a quality comprehensive American Legion Baseball program in Alaska”, this season will include the installation of brand new field turf at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Alliance, through nearly a decade of grant requests and in kind donations, has raised enough funds to place an artificial turf infield at the most popularly used baseball field in Alaska. This project has already been put in motion and the Alliance is seeking community minded sponsors to assist in the overall maintenance and longevity of the new turf.
Artificial turf playing fields have been changing the face of youth sports in Alaska in many different ways. Of the numerous artificial fields being built in Alaska, Anchorage alone has seen three major artificial playing surfaces built in recent years; Anchorage Football Stadium (AFS), Dimond High school Football Field, and the indoor Anchorage Sports Complex (the Dome). None of those surfaces were designed to specifically support baseball. With the construction of the new turf infield at Mulcahy, Alaska will finally have a baseball field with a surface that can withstand the harsh Alaskan weather.
American Legion Baseball is a non-profit group dedicated to improving the baseball fields for youths 14-18 in Alaska since 1967. The organization holds the responsibility for running the BP Invitational Tournament, the American Legion State Tournament, Todd Ryan Memorial in Wasilla, Midnight Sun Tournament in Fairbanks, and the Bill Miller Invitational in Kenai. Over the past several years, more and more of the financial burden to water, upgrade, replace, and renew Kosinski Field in Anchorage has fallen to American Legion Baseball. Estimated cost of maintaining fields in Anchorage, Kenai, Fairbanks, Wasilla, Eagle River, and Palmer has now exceeded $50,000 a year.
Approximately 25 separate teams participate in American Legion Baseball every year. Each team requires a minimum twelve man roster. Most teams play between 30-40 games over a three month period. Audiences vary in size from just parents for the in-season games to over a thousand fans over the three day BP Invitational Tournament. With such a short season, every available baseball field needs daily maintenance in order to make the playing surface safe for the athletes.
The Alliance for American Legion Baseball in Alaska needs your help. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. We are asking our sponsors to help cover maintenance costs this year. Those wishing to donate $1,000 or more will be recognized as a sponsor for the installation of the artificial turf in Mulcahy Stadium. The history of baseball in Alaska is unique and rich in both talent and community involvement. If you would like to become a part of this exceptional event, please contact Dylan Barry, Executive Director for the Alliance for Support of American Legion Baseball in Alaska at (907) 301-8485 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to thank you for taking the time to consider American Legion Baseball in Alaska and the numerous families associated with America’s favorite pastime in America’s last frontier!!