CWS Press Conference

Anthony Holman of the NCAA, left, and Jack Diesing of College World Series of Omaha Inc. announced a joint effort to fund the rehabilitation of local baseball and softball diamonds affected by flooding.

College World Series officials announced Wednesday a joint pledge with the NCAA to fund the rehabilitation of local baseball and softball diamonds affected by flooding.

“We don’t know the exact amount, but among ourselves here we expect to give tens of thousands of dollars to these entities,” said Jack Diesing, president of College World Series of Omaha Inc.

The pledge was made in addition to grants also funded by the CWS and NCAA that annually benefit baseball programs in the area. Nearly $4 million has been distributed to those programs since 1973.

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