Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift The Friends of Warren Ballpark, along with the Cochise College Welding and Art Departments, have created the perfect gift for anyone who is a football or baseball fan, or an alumnus of Bisbee High School or who has played baseball or football at Warren Ballpark. This striking metal wall art is based on the baseball sculpture and football sign installed to identify the 105-year-old historic Warren Ballpark to sports or history buffs – 0r to anyone who visits Bisbee! All proceeds go to the Friends of Warren Ballpark fund to construct modern ADA compliant restrooms at Warren Ballpark. The 15 inch tall x 12.5 inch wide baseball art and the 9.5 inch tall x 16 inch wide football are a beautiful and authentic way to decorate your home and at the same time support the efforts to maintain our beloved historic ballpark. Click on the Store link to order.

Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (updated 12/10/2014)

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

With the help of our Friends, Indiegogo Campaign hit a game-winning Grand Slam

The Friends of Warren Ballpark, a non-profit organization are pleased to announce that we hit game winning grand slam with our Indiegogo Campaign We set a goal to raise $6000 and raised $6136. With the help of many friends who both contributed and spread the word the campaign was a success. In addition to the Indiegogo donations, the Friends received another $1500 in other donations. We received many local donations but also had donations from as far away as England.

We are raising funds to replace the existing deteriorated 75-year-old restrooms with modern, ADA accessible restrooms that are estimated to cost $90,000. The funds will be used for matching funds as we continue to search for grant money.

A tip of the hat and a hearty “huzzah” (1860 base ball parlance for thank you) from the Friends of Warren. And remember ghosts of old ballplayers don’t need restrooms but real people do.

Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Installation of Baseball Sculpture

Installation of Baseball Sculpture

The baseball sculpture commemorating the long history of baseball at Warren ballpark and providing park identification is in place. Soon a sign recognizing the long history of football will also be installed. The Friends of Warren Ballpark are proud of this accomplishment. The baseball sign was designed to fit in with the historic nature of the ballpark and looks as if it has been in place since 1909 when the park was built.

There are many folks who helped the Friends make this happen. First and foremost, we would not exist without the sponsorship of the Bisbee Council on the Arts and Humanities. The sculpture was a joint effort between the Cochise College Welding Technology and Art Departments; thank you Randy Fox and Tate Rich. The school district has been a wonderful partner; thank you members of the Governing Board, Superintendent Jim Phillips, High School Principal Lisa Holland and Athletic Director Darin Giltner. A huge thanks goes to the school district maintenance staff. We are grateful to all the assistance provided by Steve Kemery and his crew Richard Moots and Mike Rawlings. Civil Engineer, Lynn Kartchner provided the engineering for the sculpture installation. Freeport McMoran provided the crane to lift the over 1500 pound sculpture in to place; thanks go to Mike Jaworski and Terry Maddux. The City of Bisbee also worked cooperatively with the Friends to facilitate the permit process. Thanks go to the Planning Commission and City Council and the permitting staff John Charlie, Bob Mesquit and Lisa Marra. Steve Pauken, Bisbee City Manager took the wonderful sculpture installation photos.

The Friends are raising funds for accessible public bathrooms. Donations can be made from our Facebook page (DONATE tab top right under the picture)  or on the donate page or send donations to Friends of Warren Ballpark, 611 Hoatson Avenue, Bisbee, AZ 85603. 

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Warren Ballpark's Bathrooms, The Before Photos

Warren Ballpark's Bathrooms, The Before Photos

The currrent bathrooms are ancient and not handicapped accessbile. They can't be upgraded without compromising the historic grandstand. The Friends are raising funds and applying for grants to build free-standing modern bathrooms to replace the aging bathrooms. Please help. Any size donation is welcomed. Donate here!

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Posted in category - Post tags: bathrooms • projects