Mark your calendars for January 25th!
New Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 2:00pm
Scrimmage: 2:30 pm
Marlow’s Fundraising Event: 5:30 pm
Dunwoody High School Baseball
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 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 to get our games back on campus. This collaboration began in March and many options were considered. Through exploration and constructive dialogue with DCSS, 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 DCSS 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.
Join us at Marlow’s!
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 that their 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 food and alcohol 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!
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