Earlier today we reported that the State of Maryland awarded the Olney Boys & Girls Club with a $1 million grant to create a stadium with new dugouts, seating, lights, as well as additional field improvements, and a $1.75 million grant to build a multi–sport training facility.
The Cropdusters summer collegiate baseball team released a statement on the news:
Cropdusters Baseball is thrilled to announce with Senator Zucker’s (and the District 14 delegation’s) advocacy the team has been gifted 1 million dollars from the State of Maryland to build and develop a stadium in Olney, MD!
Team President, Tony Korson, a Montgomery County native, is proud of the newly built summer collegiate baseball team made up of talented players from around the country. This start-up non-profit has taken a village, as Tony has recruited a talented, volunteer Executive Team, and a roster of Board Members, mostly living or working in Olney—to grow the team and get it off the ground in its inaugural season. Tony says “I’m stoked to bring my collegiate ball experience to the families of Olney and dust the competition in the Cal Ripken league!”
The stadium will be on the grounds of the Olney Boys and Girls Club, not just the landlord to the Cropdusters—also a supportive community staple. The stadium is expected to be completed by summer 2023.
Team communications flow through their social media webpages and their website—where tickets (opening day is in June of 2022) are already on sale for their inaugural season! Go Crops!