Kudos to Pittsburgh Pirates for helping build Little League ballfields

December 28, 2013 

Manatee County officials accept a $75,000 grant from a nonprofit affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates for new Little League ballfields in Palmetto. A county official said the $3.3 million project remains on schedule and the ballfields at Blackstone Park should be ready for play next fall.TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald

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Cheers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the major league baseball's nonprofit organization contributing $75,000 toward the construction of Little League ballfields in Palmetto.

The $3.7 million project, scheduled to be finished this coming August, will finally provide the Palmetto Little League long promised diamonds to replace the ones the organization gracefully gave up in order for the city's elementary school and other facilities to be built.

With three new ballfields, concession stand, bleachers and more, the new sports facility promises to be a baseball showcase for the county.

Thanks, Pirates, for yet again proving to be a valuable community partner.

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