On Tuesday night, the CAL softball team, along with parents, faculty, and students held a softball lights celebration/reunion game. The “Softball Lights Campaign” has been five years in the making. It is through families and players giving of their time with numerous fundraisers, including the softball annual trivia/game night and pancake breakfast, along with several donations, that made Tuesday night’s celebration truly unforgettable.

In December, an anonymous donor generously offered to match donations up to $15,000. This spring, another donation was received to complete the campaign and the softball lights were installed late June.

“Tonight was a once in a lifetime experience to have the past and the present come together for fellowship, and to celebrate the lights for the softball field. Everyone seemed to enjoy the event and playing in the rain was awesome. I would like to thank all of the people who came together to make this happen. It was a long time coming,” said head softball coach, Kyle Mullin.

“We are so excited about the softball light’s project coming to fruition. We want to thank our current players, parents, families, and alumni for their hard work and financial commitment, said Director of Athletics, Darin Long. The addition of the lights will give CAL players more flexibility in building their skills and growing the program. As an athletic department and school, we are very excited tonight!”

The new softball lights will now allow CAL to host doubleheaders and tournaments as well as bring more teams to the English Station campus.