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06/27/2005 2:00 p.m. ET
BTF awards $150K to Colorado School District
Field dedication ceremony with MLB and Colorado Rockies executives scheduled for June 28

In support of the ongoing commitment from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to increase youth participation in baseball throughout the world, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund awarded a grant of $151,540 to School District Twenty Seven J in Brighton, Colorado. The grant will enable School District Twenty Seven J to provide lighting and bleachers for the Duke White Baseball Field at the Central Brighton Baseball Complex, and will benefit approximately 100 area youth ages 13-18.

The installation of lighting and bleachers will be completed in conjunction with School District Twenty Seven J, the City of Brighton and the Colorado Rockies as part of the overall renovation of the Central Brighton Baseball Complex. The Complex, featuring nine fields, will benefit the Brighton Youth Baseball Association, the Brighton Amateur Baseball Association and the Brighton Public Schools baseball and softball teams.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund will be recognized for its contribution on Tuesday, June 28th during a check presentation at the Rockies Field dedication ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. (MDT) at Rockies Field, Central Brighton Baseball Complex. Cathy Bradley, Executive Director, Baseball Tomorrow Fund, will participate in the festivities. Bradley will be joined by a number of Colorado Rockies executives including: Jay Alves, Vice President Community & Public Relations; Jim Kellogg, Senior Director Community & Retail Operations; and Paul Parker, Manager, Community Fields Program and Club Historian.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is designed to promote and enhance the growth of baseball throughout the world by funding programs, field improvements and equipment purchases to encourage and maintain youth participation in baseball and softball. Since its inception in 1999, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $8.5 million benefiting 100,000 youth participating in more than 170 youth baseball and softball programs across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Islands and Europe. For more information visit www.baseballtomorrowfund.com.