LINDSBORG — The Bethany College and City of Lindsborg baseball field has been selected as a Royals Charities "Royalty Fields" grant recipient.
"We couldn't be more thankful for all the hard work that Warren Olson did in securing the funds from the Royals Foundation," Bethany baseball coach Andrew Bartman said. "These funds will go a long way toward improving not only the safety, but the look of Anderson Field."
The Royalty Fields grant program, created in 2006, is an ongoing Royals Charities effort that strives to improve baseball and softball facilities across the Midwest. The $5,000 grant is planned to go toward fencing and infield dirt on Anderson Baseball Field.
Anderson Baseball Field is home to both the Bethany College and Smoky Valley High School baseball teams. The field also hosts City of Lindsborg parks and recreation activities and teams.
"We are excited that the Anderson Baseball Field was chosen by Royals Charities as a recipient of grant funding," Bethany Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich said. "This project should allow us to continue enhancements to improve the facility. The Department of Athletics is very thankful for the work that Warren Olson did in preparing the grant application."
Qualifying organizations submit applications and required materials to the Royals Charities Board of Directors, who determines grant approvals. Applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year, and board meetings are held in March and October, with announcements being made April 30, 2014 and Nov. 30, 2014.
Grant recipients display signage provided recognizing program supporters.