Mount Vernon Baseball Association awarded matching grant for improvements to ballpark

The Mount Vernon Baseball Association has been awarded an $8,500 matching grant by the Twins Community Fund for permanent improvements to the Mount Vernon City Ballpark. Improvements during the first phase will include new, in-ground dugouts and a concrete backstop. Future phases will include adding an irrigated grass field and potentially turfing areas of the playing surface. The ballpark is currently used by five teams including two VFW teams, an American Legion team, high school team, and an amateur team plus hosts youth baseball and softball tournaments.

Darcy Deinert is the President of Mount Vernon Baseball Association.

Deric Denning serves as head coach for the programs that use the ballpark.

The Twins Community Fund’s Twins Fields for Kids program provides financial support to improve baseball and/or softball facilities for youth in the Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida. The program makes matching grants to nonprofit organizations and local government units that operate baseball and/or softball programs. The Twins Community Fund and its grant programs are supported in part by Target, US Bank, Treasure Island and Delta. Since its inception in 1999, the program has granted nearly $5 million to improve more than 850 Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida ball fields.