MACON – The Macon Bacon and B&D Industrial announced a joint partnership with Macon Area Habitat for Humanity to assist with the construction of a new home in the Lynmore Estates neighborhood. The three organizations held a groundbreaking on Tuesday morning at the site of the future home.
“Giving back to the Macon community is something we truly believe in,” Macon Bacon president Brandon Raphael said. “When we look for partners, we search for businesses that have similar values as our organization. B&D Industrial was the perfect fit for us. They also believe in uplifting our community and we found a partnership with Macon Habitat which allows us to work alongside another great organization to achieve our goal of making this community a better place to live.”
“The partnership with B&D Industrial and the Macon Bacon will not only help fund the construction of a home but will also be such a special way to bring volunteers back to our job site this summer,” Executive Director of Macon Area Habitat for Humanity Ivey Hall said. “We are so grateful for this support, and we cannot wait to see smiling faces and swinging hammers on the job site as we continue our 35-year tradition of offering low-income homeownership opportunities in Macon-Bibb County.”
The groundbreaking ceremony featured messages from Hall, Raphael and B&D Industrial Co-CEO Lauren Lanter.
In addition to the Bacon assisting with the build process, Raphael announced a “Sponsor a Stud” drive during games. Fans can donate $25 to purchase a stud that will be used in the construction of the Lynmore Estates home.
To donate to the project, fans can visit the customer service table at any home Macon Bacon game or contact the team office at 478-803-1795. Each fan who donates to the project will have the opportunity to sign their stud before it is install at the job site.
During last Friday’s home opener, the Bacon unveiled another portion of their partnership with B&D Industrial, the history of Luther Williams Field. Located on the side of the concessions stand on the left-field side of the stadium, a timeline has been erected, interweaving storytelling of the history of B&D Industrial and Luther Williams Field.
The timeline begins in the 1920s with the construction of Luther Williams Field and hits each decade up to the 2020s, which started with Macon Bacon’s Southern Summer Ball Series championship.