By Chris Munro
Cougar News Blog
For six years the CCJH baseball team has been running, swinging and sliding in the same jerseys. There will be no shabby-looking uniforms this season, however, because in July, the Cougars received $1,000 Play Ball grant to fund new jerseys.
The Play Ball fund is basically an Arizona Diamondbacks program that allows organizations to get baseball equipment or jerseys by opening an application that includes a a summary of why they it is needed. Each month, 10 applications are selected to receive the grant.
Athletic Director Chad Cantrell said that CCJH had to apply by writing a brief summary of why CCJH needed the grant.
“I don’t know how many groups applied,” he said. “The grant is open to schools, leagues and organizations.”
Baseball player Seth Peterson says that he thinks the team will look more professional in the new jerseys, but it doesn’t mean the team will win more games.
“I don’t think it will affect how I play baseball,” said Peterson.
Mr. Cantrell stated that the new jerseys are button-up, short-sleeve, red Nike jerseys and that he hopes the grant helps students see that members of the community believes in them.
“I want them to recognize the whole world of support out there for them,” he said.