Community Invited to Wallace Field House Grand Opening on Saturday, January 13
Highlands Christian Academy and Coach Bruce Charlebois invite the community to the Wallace Field House Grand Opening on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The opening will include self-guided tours of the facility, demonstrations, guest speakers, music, and food. The Wallace Field House is located between the baseball and softball fields on the NW corner of the Highlands campus.
Wallace Field House is named after David Wallace, the primary donor. His son Andrew is one of the many clients that train with Coach Bruce and the South Florida Baseball school which has been at Highlands for the past 14 years.
The field house is a 5000 square foot indoor baseball and softball training facility which features indoor mounds, a hack attach machine, an iron mike machine, and four batting tunnels which will be retractable on airplane wire so the entire 5000 square feet can be cleared for everything from throwing programs to speed and agility. In addition, the field house features a raw juice and smoothie bar as well as dugout seating and a waiting area with TVs. The field house will be available to the public for cage rentals, lessons, camps, and clinics.
Coach Bruce has worked hard to design and build a highly functioning space and will use the grand opening festivities to show how it benefits baseball and softball players of all ages and abilities. Coach Bruce shares, “The Wallace Field House is a place for athletes to train, rain or shine, in a happy and healthy atmosphere that puts strong emphasis on love, encouragement, and the ability to get the best out of the gifts and talents they have been given.”
Coach Bruce has been coaching for 20 years, 14 of which have been with the Highlands Knights. “We are very excited about our new indoor training facility,” he says. “It’s a game changer. No more rain outs, a huge attraction to future players coming to HCA.” When asked about his dream for the future of HCA baseball, Coach Bruce says, “Obviously the goal is always to be State Champions and win baseball games, however our bigger goal is to win souls to Christ and populate the gates of heaven through the vehicle of baseball.”
Baseball at Highlands is a first-class program attracting many students from both Broward and Palm Beach Counties, students from foreign countries, and a great number of homeschoolers. This facility will greatly enhance the training process for students who participate in baseball at Highlands as well as the South Florida Baseball School.
Coach Bruce says he loves coaching baseball. “It is in my wheelhouse of gifts and passions, and therefore I know I am in God’s will for my life,” he shares. “We have a vision that goes far beyond the field house.” His favorite Scripture is: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people” (Matthew 4:19).