Baseball WA is looking forward to the inaugural Indigenous Round for Harcher State League, starting this Friday 18 November at Empire Ballpark.
The entire WA baseball community is invited to show their support for this special round across the next two weekends as we raise funds to benefit the Stephen Michael Foundation and its important work in Indigenous communities.
Earlier this year, BWA enlisted the help of local Indigenous artist Loretta Egan to design dedicated jerseys for all 11 State League clubs. Non-State League clubs were invited to obtain jerseys and participate in Indigenous Round, too.
“In this design it shows the diamond on the field - the circles representing each base, with the wavey lines connecting them. The U shapes represents the players,” Egan said. “Balu (the player) is ready to pitch and the hands represent players leaving their mark like a fingerprint on the game."
“Thank you to Loretta Egan for bringing our Indigenous State League jerseys to life,” Baseball WA CEO Lachlan Dale said. “We appreciate these meaningful designs and the support of our clubs and baseballers during such an important initiative. Please join us at the ballpark for the opening game of Indigenous Round, as we’d love to see as many people as possible show their support for Indigenous communities.”
Friday night’s opener between Vic Park and Swan Districts will start at 7:00pm. Entry to Empire Ballpark is free and there will be a special Welcome to Country and more acknowledgments throughout the evening.
Check out the full schedule HERE.
View more of Loretta Egan’s artwork: lorettaegansartwork.com/