Rebuild It & They Will Play
Devastating thunderstorms hit in late July 2011 dumping upwards of 15 inches of rain in a day causing flooding in the Tri-state area. The fields at the Dubuque Sports Complex (the home of the Dubuque Boys Independent League and other recreational baseball, softball and football teams and families) were destroyed. Dan Kennedy, a fellow Ghost Player, is the manager of the complex. Many of us have put in many a long day playing at those fields for fun, fundraisers, and to help our local players become skilled. Please spread the word, and bring your friends to this fundraiser to help the community.
The storm damaged the area but we want to rebuild this place that is presently only memories. Many hours of work and dedication are needed to restore the fields for play by spring of 2012. The damage is extensive and the cost to repair the storm-struck fields, buildings, fences, parking lots, and machinery will be enormous. Estimates to repair the complex total over $599,000.
Friends of Baseball have organized to "Rebuild It So the KIDS Can Play!"
The sole mission of the Friends of Baseball is to provide financial assistance required to repair the five ball fields at the Dubuque Sports Complex that were damaged from the excessive rainfall this past July. Our desire is to provide a safe, enjoyable and an engaging family environment for children to play and truly benefit from the sportsmanship and teamwork gained from organized baseball. It is our conviction that if we offer our children a place to play, we grant them the chance to be kids and help keep their parents off the streets.
All funds raised will directly pay invoices such as fencing and parking lot replacement, totaling over $599,000.
Where: Dubuque Fairgrounds, January 21, 2012, 2pm-10pm
Meal by Kalmes's, buy meal tickets at Kwik Stop and Dairy Queen in Dubuque Locations.
Meal Tickets: Adults: $10.00, Kids: 12 & Under $5.00
Buy raffle tickets from your favorite Dubuque Independent League Player.
Raffle Tickets: 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00
$1000 Kwik Stop Gas from Kwik Stop
Samsung 51" HD 3D Plasma from Alt's ($849)
4-Day Weekend Getaway ($1200)
$300 Eastbay Voucher
John Deere 522E Snowblower - Roeder Outdoor ($649)
Jellystone Park Villa Weeklong Rental ($1500)
Puck Signing: Dubuque Fighting Saints
During the event, there will be live music, live and silent auctions, a bake sale, and games for the kids, LT Amusements rides, and Karaoke.
All donations, large or small, appreciated! For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 563-590-3458, Bill Beutin email@example.com 563-580-1420.
This is a quick from Ghost Player, Dan Kennedy:
Hey gang, with the help of Brian McSperrin, we finally have a website: www.dbqbaseball.org.
If you have additional content that you would like to see on the site, please shoot me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it on there. Currently it is a single page, we can add more pages as we see fit.