Atlanta Braves to Unveil Newly Refurbished Baseball and Softball Fields at Frederick Douglass High School Today

WHAT: The Atlanta Braves, together with Truist, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the newly refurbished baseball and softball fields at Frederick Douglass High School. Upgrades to the facility include a state-of-the art covered batting cage, new baseball and softball equipment, rebuilt home and away bullpens, relocated home dugout, a new topper guard along the outfield fence, windscreens, and a backstop pad.

Frederick Douglass High School is the first of many Atlanta Public high schools to benefit from the baseball and softball improvements made possible by the Braves Park Projects initiative. This program works to enrich communities and increase access to youth baseball and softball programs with a focus on improving local parks and fields throughout Metro Atlanta and Braves Country.

WHO: Rendell Jackson, Assistant Director of Athletics for Atlanta Public Schools

Alana Allen, Athletic Director, Frederick Douglass High School

Danielle Bedasse, Vice President, Community Affairs & Executive Director, Atlanta Braves Foundation

Joseph Rheaves, Atlanta Market President, Truist

Darien Harden, Senior Pitcher, Frederick Douglass High School Baseball Team 

Frederick Douglass High School
225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr NW,
Atlanta, GA 30318

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28 – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Please RSVP in advance.

Media contact: Kara Zoellner, [email protected] or 404-614-1564

About the Atlanta Braves:
Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 21 division championships, six National League pennants, and two World Series titles. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 The Fan (AM)/93.7 (FM) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at,, and

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