The Sunshine Ballpark Foundation was established in 2010 & will continue the fundraising & program development initatives that began in 2006 with The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation's "Playball Fredericksburg" initiative. The local Board of Trustees raised over $2.5 million from the community to build Phase I of Sunshine Ballpark & has provided resources & programs to more than 4,000 children throughout the Fredericksburg region each year. The new Sunshine Ballpark is designed to host these programs
& the exciting Center for Exploration gives children the opportunity to participate in the
scientific deep sea exploration activities conducted through the Ballard Institute's Jason
Project & participate in our Engineering for Kids initiative.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Sunshine Ballpark Foundation provides educational & physical development
opportunities for disadvantaged, challenged, & able young people through programs & partnerships with law enforcement agencies, schools & community organizations.
OUR BOARD of DIRECTORS
Ronald H. Holmes
Wealth Management Advisor
Jeffrey N. Rouse
Vice President, Principle Relations Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
Richard G. Frank
President and CEO
Business Finance Group, Inc.
William J. Lynch, Jr.
Williams Communications (Retired)
Dr. Marceline Rollins Catlett
Fredericksburg City Public Schools
Michael R. Euripides
Community Leader & Volunteer
Michael J. Gillenwater, CDR USPHS (ret.)
John J. Izzo
Regional Vice President, (Retired)
Michael E. Lynch
Editor/ Reporter (Retired)
In Memory Of:
Gary M. Nuckols, Esq.
Hirschler Fleischer, P.C.
It is with heavy hearts we pay tribute to Gary Nuckols, a long time supporter & volunteer who was dedicated to supporting our community's children through his volunteer work with Sunshine Ballpark. He is greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
City of Fredericksburg
City of Fredericksburg Sheriff's Department
City of Fredericksburg Police Department
Engineering for Kids
Fredericksburg City Schools
Mystic Aquarium Sea Research
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Department
Stafford Sheriff's Department