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Arkansas Razorback Club Baseball was founded in 2012. Since our founding we've been a member of the NCBA in both division 1 and division 2. We are currently a part of the Great American Region conference. We travel across the country to play in tournaments, conference, and no-conference games. This year we are looking to make it to regionals and hopefully bring home a championship. Our team has history of success, including numerous players being named conference player of the year and pitcher of the year.
What is Your Money Going Towards?
Our club has to manage a budget in order to function. This budget pays for league dues, travel, equipment, umpire fees, and field rentals. Your donation, no matter how small, can help us afford all of our expenses and propel us to a successful season. We practice twice weekly to stay sharp for games on the weekends. This means that we have to rent a field twice a week just to practice, and even more when we host a home series. For away games, we travel as far as Illinois for in-conference play, and sometimes farther for tournaments and out-of-conference games. Travel costs include gas money, tournament fees, and hotel expenses. This makes travel our biggest expense. Our budget also has to cover equipment costs. Our club provides team bats, helmets, jerseys, and game balls for the team. This equipment gets beat up throughout the course of a season and needs to be replaced in order to be functional. Equipment like game balls may not seem that expensive, but we could go through ten or more balls during the course of a game. This cost adds up over time.
How Can You Support Us?
There are various ways that you can help us raise money for a successful season. The best way is to donate money through one of our donation levels. Another big way to help us is to spread the word to your family and friends. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@arkansasclubbb) where we post game scores and pictures taken throughout our season. Thank you for supporting our team and letting us represent the University of Arkansas through baseball!
Baseballs seem to get more expensive every year. On average, we will go through about 10 balls per game. Once these balls are scuffed enough they are no longer able to be used in games, so they then become practice balls. Your donation will help us have a steady supply of game ready baseballs for our home games.
As baseball players there are a variety of small things we buy to stay competitive. These items include tape, rosin bags, batting gloves, and so on. With a $15 donation, you will help keep the team supplied with whatever they might need.
The price of a jersey depends on the quality used to make them. We like to supply our players with quality jerseys that lets them represent the Razorbacks proudly. Your donation will help us in getting enough jerseys for a 30 man roster. These jerseys will also be reused the following year.
We have no home field, so we have to reserve dates and times on city fields in order to get our practices in. These practices will usually cost us about $60 for two hours. Help us keep a consistent twice a week practice schedule!
Umpire fees are our biggest expense when hosting a home series. Their rate is set by BUNWA Baseball Umpires North West Arkansas, which is a non-profit organization that takes pride in officiating amateur games in our area!
Hosting a home series has lots of factors. Umpires need to be paid for their time and fields need to be reserved. When fields are reserved we also must have them prepped for a game. This can include lights, dragging the dirt, and chalking the foul lines.