Metro Council Newsroom
Welch and Yates welcome South Louisville’s newest business “Sluggers Warehouse”
Saturday December 15, 2012
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
Louisville – South Louisville’s newest business enterprise is dedicated to America’s favorite pastime and is ready to help anyone young or old improve their skill while reinforcing their love for the game of baseball.
Sluggers Warehouse held its Grand Opening on Saturday, December 13th.
“I am thrilled to have a new business in District 13 that will cater to softball and baseball enthusiasts,” said Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “This will encourage healthy activities in youth to complement our Healthy Hometown theme. I wish great success to Jeff Hodge on this wonderful endeavor for South Louisville.”
Sluggers Warehouse has converted the old Moneypenny Hardware Store at 8501 AL’s Way,off the Outer Loop and New Cut Road, into a state of the art training facility. It features an indoor baseball / softball training facility that will be open year round. It offers batting cages and pitching mounds for year round training purposes, infield / outfield Training areas, professional instruction, rentals and camps for local teams.
“This facility is more than just batting cages and an in house training area,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25). “With the help of computers and digital technology, instructors can help any improve their swing or pitch. All in all this will be a great win for our young athletes.”
Both Welch and Yates were on hand for the Grand Opening on Saturday. It was designated as a Louisville Slugger Demo Day. Those who attended were able to see and tryout all the new 2013 Louisville Slugger Bats and equipment.
“There is such a great love of baseball in our area,” says Welch. “This facility will be of great benefit to many young people in the Fairdale Youth, Prairie Village and Okolona Youth Baseball/Softball leagues.”
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
David Yates (D) 25