When David Povich, the oldest child of Shirley and Ethyl Povich, died on August 19, 2022, the family suggested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory go to support Shirley Povich Field and the Povich Center at the University of Maryland. Inspired by the Povich family's generous initiative, the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club established the David Povich Improvement Fund for Shirley Povich Field.
In making the announcement, Big Train founder and president Bruce Adams said: "David was an accomplished lawyer, a great Washingtonian, an avid baseball fan, and a loyal and generous supporter of our Bethesda Big Train baseball at Povich Field. We are so grateful to David's wonderful wife Connie and their children for recognizing the importance of funding to maintaining the quality experience fans have come to expect when they visit Povich Field. The fund in David's name will allow us to sustain this quality long into the future."
We especially appreciate generous contributions from David's law firm, Williams & Connolly, the Kiplinger Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor that along with donations from David's friends and family as well as Big Train fans have allowed us to raise $130,000. Our first project was to replace all the seat backs in the David Povich First Base Grandstand.
Thank you for your consideration of making a contribution to allow us to maintain the special quality of Shirley Povich Field. Contributions of $250 or more entitle donors to an inscribed plaque on an individual seat.
Contributions payable to "Bethesda Community Base Ball Club" may be mailed to:
Bruce Adams7211 Exeter RoadBethesda, MD 20814
Please put "David Povich Improvement Fund for Shirley Povich Field" in the memo line of the check.
For those who prefer to donate online, please follow the prompts below.
For information, please email Bruce Adams at [email protected].
Those who contribute $250 or more by March 1, 2024 may have plaques on seats for the 2024 season.
The Bethesda Community Base Ball Club, Inc. (BCBBC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity as determined by the IRS. BCBBC is registered in the State of Maryland doing business as the Bethesda Big Train. BCBBC's federal EIN is 85-0895405. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.