Forreston HS Cardinal Field Complex Update
It is with great Cardinal Pride we are able to report that our Boys’ Baseball Team will be playing games this season at our Cardinal Field Complex right in our own backyard! On Saturday, April 11th, the much anticipated opening of the Baseball Field of the Cardinal Field Complex will take place. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 9:30 am prior to our double-header versus Rochelle High School.
Through great teamwork and commitment by the Forrestville Valley Board of Education, Forreston Sports Boosters, and Community Volunteers, we were able to complete the girls’ softball diamond last spring in its entirety including dugouts. Currently, the baseball field has been leveled, tiled, seeded, and bases have been installed. The fencing is being completed this week and all of this is due to the many volunteers on this project. We cannot say thank you enough to those who have helped with their time and use of equipment as this was a substantial commitment and the end product is absolutely outstanding!
We are excited for our progress and grateful for the completed work to date, however, more work remains ahead of us. Our immediate needs include: finishing the baseball backstop and dugouts, bullpens for both fields, and the installation of batting cages for both programs.
We have launched the Buy-A-Brick Fundraiser campaign which personalizes bricks to attach to the outside of our backstop for all fans to see. This fundraiser has currently raised over $20,000 for the Cardinal Field project. Please consider partnering with the Forreston Sports Boosters and FHS. This fundraiser is a quick way to contribute to the upcoming needs while supporting our current softball and baseball players. It is also a great graduation gift idea for any member of the Class of 2020!
Click Here for more information about the "Buy a Brick" fundraiser. Thank you to all who have helped make our Cardinal Field Complex a reality! Please feel free to stop by one of our home games this spring to see our Lady Cardinals on the fully completed softball field and the baseball team on their newly constructed field.
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