Grasshoppers Help EGH with $100K


November 3, 2006
President Donald Moore (right) and Superintendent Terry Grier
President Donald Moore (right) and Superintendent Terry Grier

(Greensboro, NC) In response to the devastating loss of Eastern Guilford High School earlier this week, the Greensboro Grasshoppers are lending their support to this unforeseen tragedy.

In a meeting this morning to discuss Eastern’s future, the Grasshoppers officially presented The Guilford County Board of Education and Superintendent Terry Grier with a donation of $100,000 toward the rebuilding effort.

“These students and faculty have lost more than just a building,” said Grasshoppers President Donald Moore. “Books, computers and music instruments are the physical items we can quickly name, but things like a school dance or a senior year can never be replaced. Essentially, they have lost the very things we all fondly remember about our high school experiences.”

Baseball has been a fabric of the Greensboro community for over 100 years, but the opening of First Horizon Park in 2005 introduced it again to younger generations.

“We are extremely blessed to be so well received and as good community stewards, the Grasshoppers feel very strongly about giving to this devastating occurrence,” said Moore.

“Without the generosity and vision of Jim Melvin and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation in building First Horizon Park, our achievements would not be possible. A tragedy of this magnitude deserves our attention and though $100,000 can not buy back memories, we are beyond humbled to share a piece of our success to help others recover and grow.”