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Turning a 50 Year Old Ballpark into Something Wichita can be Proud of!

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Three years ago the Northeast Baseball Association set out to turn a 50 year old city ballpark into something Wichita could be proud of. With the help of many, that vision is becoming a reality. All of this has been done with the help and cooperation of individuals, other affiliated leagues, the City of Wichita, and the families of Northeast Baseball, all of whom we thank.

To begin with, we wanted to draw attention to the park that had been driven by for years, by thousands of Wichitan's, who had no idea what took place there. To do so we spent nearly $6,000 of the league's operating funds to purchase yellow poly-cap fence guards for all 5 fields and to convert the old concrete AYSO street sign into a 6' tall baseball to proclaim Planeview Ballpark as the Home of Northeast Baseball.

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This last year has been another year filled with improvements for the facility. With the help of the City of Wichita, the facility has had quite a list of things done in the off season. All of the fencing along the foul lines of all 5 fields has been replaced. This was much a much needed improvement because the old fencing had turned upwards at the bottom causing a hazard to players getting to close. In addition, 27 new trees have been planted around the facility that in future years will help provide much needed shade. Probably one of the most asked for improvements is also underway and that is the remodeling of the restroom facilities. We are incredibly excited to cross this one from the list!

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Across the next 3 months, volunteers including David Haas, Brian McGuire, Jamil Toubassi, Mark Rudy, Fred Sousa, Brett Cass,  Glen Whitman, Aaron Lovelady and many others spent their weekends installing the yellow poly-cap fence guards. This not only provided a much needed aesthetic for the park but also made it much safer to play at the fields. The difference was immediately noticeable to everyone that drove by and to those who attended the park.

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Also this season we are excited to announce the addition of two 70' batting cages available to our teams. For years, David Haas stressed the importance of tools like this to help improve the level of play. As one of main goals in a facility fundraising drive that we began two years ago, it has taken the gifts of funds and time to make these a reality for the league. We appreciate everyone that gave so willingly to this project and we look forward to making the other goals of that effort a reality over the next couple of seasons.

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We provide league play for hundreds of youth baseball players in the community ages 7-14, at very reasonable rates compared to other leagues in the area, and have done so for the last 15 years or more. We also hold NBC points tournaments and host the 13U NBC Hap Dumont State Championship Tournament.

All of this has been done through donations and many, many hours of volunteer work. As a non-profit association in the City of Wichita, Northeast Baseball derives all of its funds through player registrations and donations. Everything we receive goes directly back into our programs and our facility. 

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We need your help getting the word out about all of the great things Northeast Baseball is doing to turn this ballpark around and our programs. To do that is very simple. Please "LIKE" and "SHARE" every post you see from us on Facebook and "RETWEET" everything you see us post on Twitter. Because we have no marketing budget and we don't have all of the free air time and limitless publicity to get the word out that others may have, we need your help to make that happen. We are here for one reason and one reason only and that is to give the kids of Wichita an opportunity to fall in love with the game. Thank you so much in advance for doing this!