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JHS Practice Facility Project

The Jackson Baseball Association is proud to partner with the Jackson Diamond Club and Jackson High School baseball team to build a new practice facility for our thriving baseball program.  The new facility will allow players K-12 to develop year round. It will also foster greater community amongst youth players, high school players, alumni players, youth coaches and high school coaches.


We need your financial support to make this project a reality!  To contribute, visit our GoFundMe Page or contact Tom Ertle (tertle83@gmail.com or 330-417-3200) if you prefer to make a direct donation.

Please see the Fundraising Campaign Flyer and the Frequently Asked Questions (including three exciting recognition levels for donors) below. But first, a quick word from Coach Gamble, Jackson High School's varsity head baseball coach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tax dollars being used to construct this facility?
No. No school money is being used for this project. All funding will be provided through fundraising efforts led by the Jackson Baseball Association, the Jackson Diamond Club and the Jackson High School baseball staff/team.

Is the facility only for the high school team?
No. JHS Varsity head baseball coach Bill Gamble has a vision of "K through Lifetime" for this facility - meaning it will be accessible to future players, current players and past players. The scheduling coordination will be managed by the high school baseball staff to ensure "K-Lifetime" players have access to this great new facility. 

Where will the facility be located?
The practice facility will be located at Jackson High School on the third base side of the varsity baseball field.

Why should I contribute?
We want to build on our success. The 2014 state championship, the 2014/15/16 District Championships and the 2014/15/16 Federal League Championships are clear indications of a thriving baseball program. Adding this practice facility further strengthens the "K through Lifetime" mentality of the Jackson baseball program. Coach Bill Gamble and his staff are firm believers in player and coach development - and this practice facility helps us take our program to the next level. Youth players, high school players, youth coaches and high school coaches all stand to gain from the sense of community this new facility will foster. This is an incredible investment in our baseball program's future.

How can I contribute?
There are several ways you can contribute...

Cash donations:

  • Direct donation - the Jackson Baseball Association can accept a cash or check donation towards this project. And because we have tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax deductible. Further, your employer may have a "matching donation" benefit - so please be sure to ask if they are willing to double the impact of your donation!
  • GoFundMe - we have a GoFundMe page for conveniently making online donations. Please visit http://www.gofundme.com/jhs-practice-facility to make your tax deductible donation.

We have nice recognition opportunities for donors at these contribution levels:

  • $250-$499 - you will have a personalized 4"x8" brick placed in the plaza immediately outside this new facility.
  • $500-$999 - you will have a personalized nameplate placed on a locker recognizing your family or organization (35 available).
  • $1,000-$4,999 - you will have a personalized 8"x8" brick placed in the plaza immediately outside this facility and a plaque recognizing your family or organization in the lobby of the practice facility.
  • $5,000-$9,999 - you will have a 5' x 3' banner hung inside the practice facility recognizing your family or business (10 available).
  • $10,000+ - you will have a 8' x 5' banner on a hitting tunnel (3 available). You can also choose from several other prominent locations for your 8' x 5' banner (7 available).

Non-cash donations:

  • If you are in the building trades industry and want to donate time and/or materials towards the construction of this facility, please contact the JBA with your contact information. The project's general contractor will reach out to you to discuss more details.

If you still have questions, please contact the JBA for more information.

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