Turf Spec: Shaw Sports Turf TruHop
Square Footage of Baseball/Softball infield: 11,564
Location: Marietta, Georgia
The James T Anderson Boys & Girls Club offers summer and after school care for neighborhood children including homework help and tutoring, field trips, mentoring, sports and cultural activities. Many of these children have been attending there for a long time, making life long friendships along the way.
The Atlanta Braves Foundation, in partnership with the MLB Legacy Project, wanted to provide a renovated baseball and softball infield for the kids and asked Advanced Sports Group to help. We were honored to partner with both again and be a part of the inaugural Hank Aaron Invitational weekend and ribbon cutting festivities.
The children at the club were excited to watch the construction and were amazed watching the 386 tons of rock, 11,564 sq feet of turf, 646 ft of windscreen and 24 ft of backstop padding go down, as well as hours of painting and hauling, watering and cleaning.
We spent a few minutes on the day of the ribbon cutting with two of the kids who will be enjoying the field this summer and days going forward.