Central Cal Baseball Academy

Al Radka Park

Fresno, CA

Adoption of a City park for team practices and home field games

The Project

Central Cal Baseball Academy (CC) entered into a partnership with the City of Fresno to adopt Al Radka park, which had fallen into disrepair due to chronic City funding shortages. The agreement between CC and the City stipulated that CC would put a minimum of $80,000 of improvements into the park. Through this agreement, CC was able to provide a better environment for baseball, secure the club a permanent home, and provide extra days for the local Little League to hold games, which expanded that league’s enrollment by an estimated 100 kids.   Central Valley NMTC provided $40,000 of grant funds, which were matched by CC and City sources.

COMMUNITY CONSIDERATIONS:

Poverty Rate:

33.7%

Median Family Income:

41.8%

Unemployment Rate:

11.8%

COMMUNITY IMPACTS:

Allowed non-profit to adopt and rehabilitate City-owned park

Provided funds for City-matched dollars

Allowed non-profit to expand programming for local youths

Financing

CVNMTC Grant

$

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS:

Central Valley NMTC Fund, LLC; CenCal Baseball Academy, City of Fresno

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