Vancouver Metro Senior Softball Association (VMSSA) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to its community.
We are a community resource that enhances the physical and mental health of older individuals, enriching their lives after a lifetime of work. Playing senior softball is a statement, a challenge to aging. Every senior ballplayer is grateful to be able to play softball and in some small way triumph over aging.
Since 1995, Clark College in Vancouver, WA, agreed to let VMSSA improve, maintain, and use an old baseball field on college property. But they now need the field for their students.
We need a new place to play.
We have signed a 50-year lease, without fees, with Clark County providing us with land at Pacific Community Park. It is our obligation as part of that agreement to build a softball field, one that will be open to the entire community, young and old.
The project includes small grandstands, fencing, topsoil, seeding, irregation, dugouts and benches, field equipment, scoreboard, and 64 more spaces in the parking lot.
We will submit plans to Clark County for permitting in March and request bids from contractors in April. Construction must begin on September 1st, 2015.
The opening ballgame is scheduled for May, 2016.
Here is an outline of our budget :
County Permits: $12,000
County Management Fee: $4,000
Concrete curbs/sidewalks: $45,000
Electrical conduit for light poles: $8,250
Galvanized fencing: $41,500
Aluminum bleachers: $6,500
Field equipment/Flagpole: $11,500
Donor monument $8,000
Artificial turf infield: $125,000
We have raised over $100,000, but we need over $300,000 more to reach our goal.
We are asking for your help to make this community dream a reality. Your tax deductable donation will help bring opportunities for generations of ball players of all ages in our community.
Because your donation will play such an important part in our community, each donor will have their name engraved on a stone monument to be erected at the ballfield.
We of course honor your wish to remain anonymous, if you so choose, and thank you for your generosity.
Ballplayers age 60 and over have come from a wide area surrounding Vancouver, with about 30% coming from Oregon. VMSSA has quickly grown in size due to the active seniors in the area who enjoy getting together for healthy activity and togetherness.
We look forward to being able to grow the league even more once we have a dedicated facility for everyone to use and enjoy.
For more information and to follow our progress, please visit our website: www.vancouverseniorsoftball.com and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Metro-Senior-Softball-Association/85298912474112
Thank you for your generousity and support!