Tuesday, January 8, 2013

College Baseball Hall of Fame Gets $5 Million

CBHOF receives major capital campaign donation (CollegeBaseballHall.org)
The National College Baseball Hall of Fame has been based in Lubbock, Texas, since its founding in 2004. However, on Tuesday, the dream of a permanent home devoted to recognizing and preserving the history of the game took a major step toward becoming reality.

The Moody Foundation, based in Galveston, Texas, awarded the Hall of Fame a $5 million capital campaign grant. The grant brings the total raised toward the campaign to approximately $7 million, not including the value of the land committed by the City of Lubbock. The total campaign goal is $13 million, with $9 million needed for facility construction and a $4 million endowment...
College Baseball Hall Of Fame Receives $5 Million Grant (Baseball America)
...The Hall of Fame complex also will include a baseball field for youth tournaments and other amateur baseball events.

"We look forward to providing a world-class facility," said Jana Howser, Hall of Fame vice president of development. "The Moody Foundation Board of Trustees embraces the necessity of a proper national hall of fame that will educate the extraordinary history of college baseball."
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