Press Box Renovation

Press Box Relocation, Expansion and Renovations At Guv Fuller Field

~ More Than a Renovation – A Community Project ~

Opening Day of the 2017 season will include the unveiling of the latest renovation of the Eric Palmer press box. This exciting and much anticipated project includes the moving of the building away from the backstop, shed expansion off the back and 2nd story deck. The major league scouts will have more room to operate and the expansion will create greater storage for Falmouth High School baseball and the Commodores

What started out as a dedication to one of the Falmouth Commodores’ recently deceased and beloved board member, Pat Loftus, has transformed into a true Community project. Since the dedication of Pat’s Loft last July, Pat’s family, friends and colleagues, including members of the Menauhant Yacht Club, have raised more than $22,000 in donations for this project. This initial donation raised hopes of expanding off the back of the building, but the project cost would increase substantially. However, numerous businesses and individuals in the community have donated labor and materials to significantly reduce overall project costs. To date, the show of these donations total over $39,000. This partnering, along with the Pat Loftus funds, led to the pursuit of a grant from the Falmouth Road Race (FRR), Inc. who generously approved $30,000 to cover the shed expansion that has allowed the scale of this endeavor to become a reality. This Press Box Project under the direction of Board member Dave Johnson and team President Mark Kasprzyk is considered part of a multi-​phase plan to improve the facilities at Guv Fuller field. Other plans include a new backstop and dugouts, safety netting, expanded stands and an improved sound system and are the subject of future fundraising. Please join us on July 10, 2017 at Guv Fuller field for Renovation Recognition Night where all who have been involved with this amazing project will be acknowledged and thanked. The Commodores are grateful to everyone for their generosity and support. We could not have done it without you!

~ Click here for our ‘Renovation Photo Album’ and see pictures as the project progressed ~

Grants:

Falmouth Road Race — $30,000 grant for shed renovation

 

Labor & Material Donors:

Eastman Hardware — Paint, Supplies, Fertilizer & Mower

 

Holmes & McGrath, Inc. —  Site Surveying

 

Gary Sylvester Movers, Inc.. — Moving and Returning Building

 

Johnson Homes, Inc. — Construction Supervisor, Labor & Materials

 

C.H. Newton Builders, Inc. — Labor & Materials, Observation Deck

 

William Valadao Electrician — Electrical Materials and Installation

 

Hamilton Tree & Landscape — Landscaping around press box

 

Johnson Electric Supply — Electrical Supplies and Wiring

 

Silvio Rodrigues — Painting

Lawrence-​Lynch Corporation — Gravel & Fill

 

Town of Falmouth: Parks & Recreation — Excavation & Site Work; Foundation & Slab

 

Granite City Electric — Electrical Supplies and Lighting

 

Nauset Disposal — Dumpster

 

J Miller Pictureframer & Gallery — Custom Picture Framing for Memory Wall
Clarke Construction — Epoxy Sealant on Merchandise Floor
Canal Garage Door Co. — Press Box Garage Door
Inman Tree Specialists — Hydroseeding

 

 

Town of Falmouth Electricians — Wayne King & Gary Forbes
Pat Orcutt, P&S Concrete, Inc. (foundation labor)
Curran Concrete – Jim Curran (concrete slab work)
Marty Loftus — Carpentry
Ann Loftus — Carpentry
Richard Taylor — Carpentry
Ryan Loftus – Carpentry
Stan Lincoln — Carpentry

Broadcasting Booth Chairs donated by:

Steve & Deb Brocklebank
Mary Loftus
Linda Peters
Jeanne Loftus
Karen, Emily, & Katie White and Joe Miller
Mike Couzens
Julia Brocklebank
Phil Bruce
Johnson Homes, Inc.
Annie Papadellis
Mike Hickey
Gallagher Family Chiropractic
Kevin & Nancy Fitzgerald

Volunteers and Advisors:

David Johnson — Project Manager
Mark Kasprzyk — Project Manager
Steve Brocklebank
Cathy, David, and Anderson Uhl
Phi Bruce
Kevin FitzGerald
Debbie Brocklebank
Gary Rabesa
Eric Zmuda

 

The Donors for Pat’s Loft Renovation:
(Over $22,000 was donated)