Anyone associated with baseball in and around the Cinnaminson area throughout the 70's, 80's, & 90's is familiar with Ed "Red" Herron. Red was a constant at the fields. Unfortunately, we lost Red this past March.
Some time ago, Field #1 (the Majors field) was dedicated to Red. However, as you can see in the picture, the dedication plaque is a little worse for the wear and the scoreboard no longer functions. The same is true for the scoreboard on the Babe Ruth Field, home to so many of Red's RVL League games.
This past Fall, Cinnaminson baseball engaged several companies in an attempt to repair the scoreboards. After several estimates, Cinnaminson Baseball was advised that the current scoreboards cannot be fixed as they are 25+ years old and either parts aren't available or the cost to fix them/keeping them working outweighs the cost of new scoreboards. Estimates for replacing the scoreboards are approximately $15,000 including taxes and installation. An amount that Cinnaminson baseball simply can't absorb as a non-profit.
As such, the Cinnaminson Baseball organization is driving to raise funds to replace these two scoreboards with more modern ones to be used during games played at the fields. We also intend on refreshing the tribute made to Red several years ago. We're seeking individual donations to assist in deferring the costs of this effort. In addition, we will be seeking two corporate sponsorships for the spots permanently affixed under the scoreboards themselves.
As part of the installation process, we intend on having a (re) dedication to Red in recognition of the lasting impact he had on both Cinnaminson and South Jersey Baseball alike. Many of us were "just kids in the program" and only knew Red as a Coach, or the guy that other coaches went over and shook hands with to show their respect. But we can only imagine that Red would take no greater pride in contributing to the program and seeing more kids on a field playing the game he loved.
Understanding that this year is unlike any other and many families are faced with tough financial decisions, any donation amount is welcome and greatly appreciated. 100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the purchase and installation of the two scoreboards at Memorial Field. Any additional funds will be put into the program and used to benefit our child athletes.
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