Power of Sports | Community Spotlight - Kevin Harvick Field

A Charlotte Field to Share

Nestled against a backdrop of Charlotte, North Carolina’s wooded countryside, the latest field built by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Group1001 is ready to transform another community in need.

But this new state-of-the-art facility didn’t just pop up overnight. Like most sports stories, this victory was the result of a shared goal and a lot of teamwork.

Thanks to the help of local partners, including the Kevin Harvick Foundation, the newly christened Kevin Harvick Field at Group1001 Park will provide the area’s at-risk kids with a clear path to sports.

Kevin Harvick Field in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 52,000 square foot, synthetic turf multi-sports field includes dugouts, a digital scoreboard, bleachers and community sidewalks.

Along with the other organizations that helped create the new complex, the youth development park will feature programs through the Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

Smaller, local community baseball and soccer programs will also use the facility for events and camps. And apparently, that’s already happening.

Before the new facility even opened, local communities had already been secretly flocking to the field to play.

A member of the Salvation Army delivers a speech on Kevin Harvick Field in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The park will be gifted to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club so they can use the power of sports to help generations of at-risk kids find their way out of the woods.

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