The Nebraska City Ball Field Improvement Association is seeking donations for improvements to the town's baseball and softball fields.
"Our goal is to update and improve the three fields at the Softball Complex and the small and middle diamonds at Steinhart Park," Chairman Patrick Wehling said.
All of the association's funds stem from local donations and fundraising efforts. The association has an extensive list of repairs that need to be made to the ball fields.
Here's a peak at some of the repairs that need to be done:
n Repair or replace all NO PARKING signs at the Softball Complex as well as paint all of the curbing from Orchard Drive to the start of the gravel parking in red to clearly mark the NO PARKING areas. This is a major concern as people constantly park in this area which would hinder any emergency vehicles from easily entering the facility.
n Concrete, fence and shade the four dugouts on the small and middle diamonds at Steinhart Park.
n Paint the bleachers at the two fields at Steinhart Park.
n Concrete, fence and shade the four dugouts on ball fields one and two at the Softball Complex.
n Paint the bleachers at the Softball Complex.
n Batting cage at Softball Complex – Concrete the floor, install grass carpet on the floor, extend it 20 feet, fix and add fencing as needed, purchase two cage nets ($2,000) and install electrical outlets for pitching machines.
n Concrete two additional pads for bleachers on field three at the Softball Complex
n Purchase two new scoreboards for fields one and two at the Softball Complex ($6,800) to replace the two existing boards that are no longer functional.
If anyone is interested in donating for the fields' improvements, contact Chairman Patrick Wehling at (402) 209-3993 or email him at wehlinginsurance@neb.rr.com.
People can also visit the Nebraska City Ball Field Improvement Association's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Nebraskacityballfields.
Donations are tax deductible through the 501(c)(3) with the Nebraska City Community Foundation.