Fill the Bat! Contribute to the ZLL Capital Campaign

May 30, 2017 Comments Off on Fill the Bat! Contribute to the ZLL Capital Campaign
Fill the Bat! Contribute to the ZLL Capital Campaign


If you have ever enjoyed watching a son or daughter, grandchild, nephew, niece or friend play on the fields at Lion’s Park, be part of the 2017 Zionsville Little League “Fill the Bat” campaign!

This year’s goal is to raise $25,000 by Championship Weekend, June 17, 2017.  This money will be used to fund two large projects at the park:

  • Replacement of Field 1 dugout, which was damaged beyond repair over the winter. Expected completion – June 2017
  • Large scale drainage project for Fields 7, 8, and 9, which will greatly reduce or eliminate ponding on those fields (and will assist with ponding on Fields 2 and 3 as well.) Expected completion – Fall 2017

Lion’s Park is privately owned and operated by the Zionsville Lion’s Club and therefore does not receive any funding from Zionsville or Boone County.  All softball and baseball related activities and associated expenses are funded solely by Zionsville Little League.  In addition to player fees and the generous support of our boosters and business sponsors, it is necessary to raise additional funds to maintain and improve the Lion’s Park facilities.

In place of a player-involved fundraiser, this year, we are asking community members to make a tax-deductible contribution directly to the league via PayPal or by mail at the addresses below.  Thank you for considering a donation of $50, $100, or more to help us meet our goal, which will be tracked on banners around the park.

Thank you for your generosity!

For Donations by credit card, debit card or PayPal account, click the “Donate” button below:


For donations by mail:

Zionsville Little League
PO Box 544
Zionsville, IN 46077

For additional information on fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jay Baker at fundraising@zionsvillelittleleague.org or Vern Jackson at sponsorship@zionsvillelittleleague.org

About the projects

Drainage project:  Over time the existing drainage tiles at Lions Park have filled and no longer serve their purpose.  This leads to water collecting in certain areas of the park after heavy rains, predominantly around Fields 7, 8, and 9.  It also prevents those areas from draining quickly after flooding events.  ZLL, in coordination with the Lions Club will be implementing a new drainage project to move water away from the park quickly, and to reduce the amount of time standing water exists at the park.

 

Field 1 dugout demolition pictured to the left.  Dugouts were damaged over the winter with unseasonable temperatures, water erosion, etc.  and were determined to be unsafe.  Field 1 is a convertible field and can accommodate all ages of softball and baseball.

 

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