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Recently, we checked in with our friends at Native Hope to see how the baseball field construction was going on the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Reservation. They’re on schedule for a May completion, but shared that there are few places in the budget that could use additional funding to ensure everything will be game ready.
When we gave Warstic co-owners Jack White and Ian Kinsler the project update, they wanted to do something to help secure that additional funding. They generously autographed 6 of our Warstic Official Sandlot #3 Baseballs, Jack signed 3 and Ian signed 3. And they’re now on auction through January 31st, with the auction benefitting Native Hope through Warstic's American Indian Stic Warriors Fund.
In early spring of 2019, a group of Native parents in a remote community on the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Reservation began to dream about a baseball field for their community. They knew they needed healthy activities to offer their children. They knew they needed better spaces to gather as a community. They knew that baseball was a common passion for their kids.
With #WarstripeNation’s help from previous fundraising efforts, they’ve already done quite a bit of work on the field, the fencing is up, with the backstop completed shortly and most of the field’s base layer aggregate in place. Work is underway on the dugouts, designed by Warstic Founder Ben Jenkins, but an increase in the price of lumber has meant additional funds are needed to see the project through. Along with that additional expense, they are looking to add another 2-3 layers of field aggregate, purchase 2 sets of aluminum bleachers, and buy some team equipment, like bat bags & tees, and field maintenance items like fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide to rid the ground of stickers and support healthy field turf.
To learn more about this project, watch the video above, or visit NativeHope.org and find out how you can donate to this project directly.
Warstic Official #3 Sandlot Baseballs are handmade in Massachusetts by Huntington Base Ball Co. Founder William Peebles and designed by Warstic founder Ben Jenkins.