County Materials Corporation has donated concrete masonry units towards the Pulaski Community School District’s Red Raider Field of Dreams baseball and softball complex, which is Phase II of the overall Field of Dreams project. The Field of Dreams is a venture to completely overhaul the 40-year-old athletic facilities used by the Community School District and provide access to new quality athletic facilities.
“We are grateful for the generous support from County Materials for Phase II of the Field of Dreams project, said PHS athletic director and Field of Dreams Steering Committee member Janel Batten. “This donation helps push us closer to our goal,” she added.
The project’s goal is to increase field availability for the many community teams and to improve safety for the players. Quality athletic facilities is an essential part of the experience for student athletes, which is also a determining factor for many new families looking for a community to call home. The school district also hopes to host special Olympic programs at their new state-of-the-art facilities.
The $2.2 million fundraising goal for Phase I of the project was met in 2016 with fundraising for Phase II beginning later that year. Phase I of the project includes a football and soccer field with a synthetic surface, new track and field areas, a plaza, band bleachers, a new press box, new viewing bleachers and restrooms at their Saputo Stadium. Phase II will include two baseball fields, two softball fields, three new tennis courts, and multiple practice fields. The Pulaski School District plans to complete Phase II by September 2018.
County Materials is proud to partner on the project because of the company’s commitment to support the communities where it has locations.