In Charlotte, North Carolina, the Kevin Harvick Foundation, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and Group1001 came together to build a state-of-the-art sports facility that will help kids from at-risk communities find their way out of the woods.
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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.
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.
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.