$10,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR PENRITH PANTHERS BASEBALL CLUB
- PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW.
Leading property developer and investment company, PAYCE has donated $10,000 to assist with the upgrade.
Penrith Baseball Club has started a major facility upgrade as it pushes for three State League premierships in a row.
Chairman of the club's sponsorship committee, Craig McCarthy, said the upgrade was necessary to ensure the Panthers continue with thier winning streak.
PAYCE have a rich track record of support and sponsorship for many local, school and community leisure activity clubs. PAYCE have considerable enthusiasm for initiatives that enrich the lives of residents around PAYCE developments and urban renewal projects.
PAYCE managing Director – Mr Brian Boyd stated "We at PAYCE are thrilled to be associated with the Penrith Panthers Baseball club, and we look forward to supporting local community initiatives and sincerely wish them well in their chosen endeavours."
Major improvements to Facilities – Brian Boyd.
"It is an expensive exercise to upgrade our facilities including the baseball netting," said club chairman Mr McCarthy.
"The sponsorship agreement with PAYCE is critical to improving the facilities here at Penrith Baseball club and will certainly help to keep us competitive," said Mr McCarthy.
The club has also converted a container donated by PAYCE for improved secure storage facilities.
The project also includes major improvements to the hitting tunnels at the club's Andrews Road Baseball Complex.
"We find that if you have the right facilities then all age groups want to join the club – that has been part of our success to date."
Mr McCarthy said the club continues to attract strong growth at all levels, with total membership now around the 400 mark.
Penrith Panthers seek partnership sponsors from local business leaders.
"It is great to have PAYCE, on board as a major sponsor who are developing a residential precinct at Harts Landing close to the Penrith train station, as part of our program of partnering with local businesses, ," continued Mr McCarthy.
Mr McCarthy said the competition for sponsorship funds was strong and every dollar made a difference.
"We have a program to continually improve our facilities through support from our local business community," he said.
Humble origins - Brian Boyd.
In the early days the Penrith Panthers met with strong competition while recruiting players from local cricket and rugby clubs and not to mention a certain amount of opposition to the fledgling sport.
However, they managed to assemble an under 16s team while the younger players had to take their chances playing with older peers.
From second hand home dyed uniforms, baseball mitts and bats that had to be glued and bound, the club now caters to players from ages 5 up to senior level state competition and represents a large membership base.
Over the last 50 years the Penrith Baseball Club, which began in the early 1960s, has grown despite it's humble origins, from strength to strength. /p>
Local support pays dividends for the whole community – Dominic Sullivan.
PAYCE Director, Dominic Sullivan said the company was pleased to support the club.
"We are attracted to its grass roots community program and professionalism of the administrative staff as well as the passion of it's players.
"The Panthers have a great track record of not only attracting team members but outstanding success on the field of competition," said Mr Sullivan.
"PAYCE, as a company, have a major commitment to the Penrith community with our development activities in the area and are proud to support such a great community club," Mr Sullivan said.
Three club members recently represented Australia in the U23 World Cup in Mexico where the Australian team secured the silver medal in a tight competition which was won by Japan.
PAYCE is currently developing Harts Landing, a 134 residential precinct close to Penrith train station which is set to redefine residential living in the rapidly growing suburb and will provide a truly unique, inner-city type sanctuary for its residents not seen before in the area.
Over time, PAYCE have gained a strong reputation for not just delivering exceptional, intelligently designed contemporary homes, but also in creating dynamic and cohesive communities.
As specialists in urban renewal, the PAYCE team draws on best practice design principles, critical thinking and true innovation to create quality, inspirational and one of a kind residential, commercial and retail precincts.
PAYCE Consolidated Limited is a leading property development and investment company and is publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: PAY). Founded in 1978, PAYCE has a proven track record in setting new international benchmarks with its landmark integrated, lifestyle developments.
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