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Fireflies partnering with ECHO Tools and Segra to rebuild community field

The Columbia Fireflies are partnering with ECHO Tools and Segra to help rehab a City of Columbia youth baseball field. The rehab will take place on May 15-16 at Pinehurst Park in Columbia.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to work with ECHO Tools and Segra to bring some life back to Pinehurst Park,” said Fireflies team President John Katz. “The City of Columbia identified Pinehurst Park for us to help bring some great programs back to the neighborhood, and we are excited to be part of that. We can’t thank our partners at Segra and our friends at ECHO Tools enough for their support of this great field renovation.”

Minor League Baseball partnered with ECHO Tools in November as they became the “Official Outdoor Power Tool of MiLB”. Through this partnership, Minor League Baseball and ECHO Tools awarded grants to ten communities around the country to help rehabilitate youth playing fields in MiLB communities. The Columbia Fireflies are honored to have been one of the recipients for this grant and for the opportunity to work at Pinehurst Park to bring a great asset back to the community.

To add to this grant, the Fireflies have been partnering with Segra for the past three seasons through the K’s for Kids program. For each strikeout Fireflies pitchers record at Segra Park, $10 is collected from the Fireflies and Segra and put toward a fund to rehabilitate a local youth field.

Representatives from ECHO Tools and members of the Columbia Fireflies front office will be at Pinehurst Park on May 15 and 16 working on the renovations.

Tickets for the 2019 season are on sale now. Visit ColumbiaFireflies.com, the Segra Park ticket office or call (803) 726-4487 for more information.

 

About the Columbia Fireflies

The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Winners of Ballpark Digest’s Best New Branding and Logo Award in 2016, the Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team partnered with the city of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Segra Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet District. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information, visit www.ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter (@ColaFireflies), Facebook (facebook.com/columbiafireflies) and all popular social media platforms.

About Segra Park

Segra Park (formerly Spirit Communications Park), named as the 2018 South Atlantic League Best Playing Surface and the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, is a 365-day per year multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Segra Park is the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Designed for baseball, concerts, football, soccer and a host of other activities, the venue seats approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Level Lounge, Segra Park also hosts everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue is open 365 days a year and serves as a public park, with a wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit www.SegraPark.com.