The Tacoma Rainiers are often forgotten when it comes to sporting events in the northwest. A new addition to Cheney stadium will be added for next season that could invoke a passion in children that lasts a lifetime.
In time for the beginning of next season, a new regulation-sized wiffle ball field will be added to Cheney Stadium. The Rainiers have partnered with the Ben B. Cheney Foundation and Metro-Parks Tacoma to create the new Attraction. If the name Cheney sounds familiar, it is because we have one on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University. Ben B. Cheney is the grandfather of student Andrew Cheney.
“I think it is a great opportunity for Cheney Stadium to take a little bit of focus away from food and alcohol aspect, and focusing on kids, who are just as much apart of the stadium as the adults are,” Andrew Cheney said.
With the new Wiffle ball field, kids in the stands will have the opportunity to emulate what they see during the game. The next Major League Baseball player could get their start on Cheney Stadiums Wiffle Ball Field.
“Of course. Wiffle ball is a game that I think almost everyone played as a kid growing up,” Andrew Cheney said. “It might not spark the interest from kids to play the game of baseball, but it will help spark the love for the game.”
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation is creating opportunities for kids to get involved with the game of baseball. An opportunity to play could create a passion that belongs to that kid for their entire life. Make Cheney stadium a destination during the spring and summer months.