June 24, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
C.C. Morris Cricket Library Announces Support For USYCA
HAVERFORD, PA - The C.C. Morris Cricket Library Association is
pleased to announce its support for the United States Youth Cricket
Association, including the establishment of a substantial fund to help
defray the costs of certain expenses that USYCA will incur in its early
stages and in acquiring 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue
Because it understands how critical these
early organizational steps are, the C. C. Morris Cricket Library
Association has agreed to provide this funding, and looks forward with
much anticipation to the future endeavors of USYCA as it strives to
popularize and expand cricket in America at a truly grass-roots level.
Paul Hensley, President of the C.C. Morris Cricket Library
Association, said, "We are very impressed with the work USYCA has done
to date in the establishment of a national network of groups that want
to promote youth cricket. Increasing the number of children who play
cricket is a long-term goal of the C. C. Morris Cricket Library
Association, and we are very excited about the USYCA's progress made to
date in this area."
Jamie Harrison, President of USYCA, said, "We are honored and
gratified to have both the friendship and the support of an institution
as prestigious as the C. C. Morris Cricket Library Association. This
generous gift underscores their commitment to youth cricket and to the
popularization of cricket in the United States."
The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection (http://www.ccmorris.org/home.html)
is the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the
Western Hemisphere. Its primary efforts focus on preserving the history
of the game of Cricket in America in all forms. It is a place where the
traditions of this unique game remain as an available part of the
American heritage and where new generations may learn. Our members are
actively involved with numerous projects to support current and develop
new Cricket activities in the US and Canada. The Library sponsors the
annual Philadelphia International Cricket Festival and has contributed a
substantial number of items from it's collection to the exhibit
'Swinging Away: How Cricket and Baseball Connect' now at Lord's Cricket
Grounds in London. The exhibit at Lord's is a collaboration of the MCC
and the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum with support from the library.
The exhibit will be on display in Cooperstown in 2011.
The United States Youth Cricket Association
(http://usyouthcricket.org) is dedicated to introducing cricket to
American children by supporting local youth cricket organizations and by
sharing funding, printed and digital resources, and "best practices."
It is also a network of dedicated volunteers who give our time, energy
and money to bring cricket to schools. USYCA, working closely with
clubs, training facilities and academies, will be a feeder system,
supplying a steady flow of new, young cricketers with which to fill
their ranks. USYCA is also firmly committed to fully developing women's
cricket by drawing girls into our sport at an early age and shepherding
them through to national teams.
Paul Hensley, President
C.C. Morris Cricket Library Association
Jamie Harrison, President
United States Youth Cricket Association