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No Bull: Durham Baseball Gets A Big Boost

Posted May 6, 2001 6:10 a.m. EDT

— Almost two hundred young Durham baseball players took the field at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Saturday, where Cathy Bradley, from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, presented a check for $15,425.00 to the Bull City Baseball Association.

The money will go to equipment. Now the league will be able to buy gloves for every player.

"Our mission is to get more kids playing baseball and softball and hopefully they'll stay baseball fans for their lifetime," says Bradley.

The fund was formed by Major League Baseball and the Player's Association.

"We'll be able to buy nice catcher's gear, nice baseball bats for the youngster, so with this grant, you know, I'll be like a kid in a toystore at Christmas time," says Herb Sellers of the Bull City Baseball Association.

It does not cost any money to play youth baseball in Durham. The baseball rosters are full for this season, but soccer league signups are coming up this summer.