Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Little Help?

Don't let these warm temperatures fool you.

It's still winter.

But that doesn't mean the Boys of Summer are not already gearing up for another season.

And while the boys of the Pottstown High School baseball team are gearing up to gear up for the season, they've run into a little snag.

Coach Jeff Evans reports that for the first time in recent memory, Pottstown had planned to follow the example of other area schools and take a trip to Florida and take in some spring training.

"We'll do some practices and play a scrimmage or two," Evans said. "There are six or seven teams in the PAC-10 who have been doing this for as long as 20 years, but this will be the first time we're taking the entire team down from Pottstown."

Money was collected and raised among the team members and through fund-raiser (no tax money is being spent) and all the arrangements were made.

But then the facility, called Cocoa Expo, got behind on renovations and will not have an occupancy permit in time for the Trojans' arrival.

Having already raised $15,000 to $16,000 to take the 18 players and three coaches to Florida, the team now finds it needs a little more money.

Evans said the folks at Cocoa Expo secured the Trojans space at another facility, in Vero Beach, but now money is needed to pay for transportation.

It's about $1,500 they need to pay the van company and they need it by March 7.

A fund-raiser will be held on Feb. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jake's Wayback Burgers in the Upland Square Shopping Center off Route 100 in West Pottsgrove.

If burgers aren't your speed but you'd like to lend a hand and send a check, it should be made out to: "Pottstown Baseball," and mailed to Pottstown High School, 750 N. Washington St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

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