El Camino High School baseball, the Wildcats, finished the 2013 season strong enough to progress to the semi-finals of the CIF Championships. Led by Head Coach Jason Schmeiser, the Wildcats are looking to improve their record even further in 2014 with the goal of bringing home the prestigious CIF title.
The baseball program is responsible for purchasing uniforms, equipment as well as other needed necessities to help complete a successful season. Over the years, the batting cage has become rundown, nearly unusable. The Wildcats took on the challenge of raising $25,000 for a new batting cage to be named in honor of a player who died a week before his senior year. Wilshire Consumer Credit helped the Wildcats get closer to their hefty fundraising goal, and in return the Wildcats hung an 800CarTitle banner on the baseball field.
“The donations the Wildcats receive from banners goes directly to the batting cage fund. We are hoping to repair or replace our dilapidated 37 year old structure this summer. 1(800) Car-Title’s® donation is definitely a big help to reaching our goal! Fundraising for the batting cage has been in honor of our player Forrest L. Garrett who died in 2012. The new batting cage will be named in his honor,” Karen Johnson, Batting Cage Fundraiser Chair.
“We are happy to support El Camino High School’s baseball team, and hope our donation helped them get closer to achieving their goal,” said Jim Eyraud, Vice President of Wilshire Consumer Credit. “Good luck this season!”
The Wildcats 2014 season begins early March with a chance of earning the CIF title for the first time in their history.