Dunwoody, GA – January 6, 2020
- Baseball season is right around the corner and we can’t wait to play on our new field! As some may recall, last season we were unable to play any home games on the Dunwoody High School baseball field due to unsafe playing conditions. In addition to the visible surface issues, it was discovered that a large drainpipe running across the outfield was severely damaged.
Thanks to our friends at Dunwoody Senior Baseball we rescheduled and played most of our home games at the Brook Run Park baseball fields.
The Dunwoody High School staff and the Dunwoody Diamond Club began collaborating with the Dekalb County School System to explore remedies for restoring the DHS field to acceptable playing conditions and get our games back on campus. This collaboration began in March and many options were considered. Through exploration and constructive dialogue with DCSD, a plan to mutually invest in repairs was put into action. This required the Diamond Club to leverage the hard work of our recent fund-raising efforts to invest in field improvements.
What happened next? Both the Diamond Club and DCSD made substantial investments and a plan was devised to begin the repairs immediately. Starting in July, the field was fully re-graded with appropriate drainage, resurfaced, and the damaged drainpipe repaired.
We are happy to report that the DHS baseball field has been repaired and is now fully operational. Games for the 2020 season will commence AT HOME beginning in February.
These accomplishments could not have been completed without a successful collaboration between Dunwoody High School Staff, DeKalb County School System, Dunwoody Senior Baseball, Dunwoody Diamond Club, Marlow’s Tavern and some brainstorming with The Dunwoody Crier, The Aha! Connection, local residents, former legislators and Dunwoody City Council members.
To celebrate our success, the Dunwoody Diamond Club will be hosting a grand reopening of the field on January 25, 2020. DHS teams will play an inter-squad scrimmage to kick off the season immediately followed by a fundraiser to be held at Marlow’s Tavern! Marlow’s reported the most successful fundraiser so far was the one they held for us last spring. They are very excited to help again and are donating 15% of all sales back to our program. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward a few remaining repairs and ongoing maintenance costs to protect our gorgeous “new” field! Please let Marlow’s know that you are present at the fundraiser in support of the DHS Baseball.
We will be raffling off an autographed Nick Chubb / Cleveland Browns Jersey and an autographed Sony Michel / New England Patriots Jersey. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the field between 2 and 5pm or at Marlow's Tavern in Dunwoody between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. The drawing will take place at 8 PM at Marlow's.
Grand Re-opening of DHS Baseball Field, Saturday, January 25
Ribbon Cutting and Celebration 2PM – 2:30PM
Game 2:30PM – 5:30PM
Baseball Gathering and Fundraiser 5:45PM
For more information regarding Dunwoody Baseball, please contact Bob Cucchi, Dunwoody Diamond Club President: 770.330.2971, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunwoody High School address: 5035 Vermack Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Marlow’s Tavern address: 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338