Less than a month after Venice Challenger baseball broke ground on their future fields off of Gulf Coast Boulevard, came more good news for the organization.

Their coach, Rich Carroll, was named one of two nationwide winners of the ‘My Coach, My Hero’ award. The award recognizes skippers who foster winning on and off the field.

As part of the award, Little League Baseball is making a $5,000 donation to help build the new Challenger fields. Those fields hopefully are set to be ready by March.