Veterans Park in Pendleton SC
Step Up To The Plate for Veterans Park
Veterans Park in Pendleton, SC - A Fundraising Campaign for the Ball Fields
These are very difficult economic times
but this is a project that can not be overlooked any longer.
It is time for us to
"Step Up To The Plate".
Together WE CAN make a difference!
The Town of Pendleton, Pendleton Recreation Association and Friends of the Park have joined together in an effort to raise enough money to renovate the first ball field. The cost of making the first ballfield suitable will be approximately $200,000. Once we have half of that money raised, matching grants can be applied for by the Town of Pendleton.
Our Children Deserve Better Than This - Rusted Fencing is only one of the problems
There are many things wrong with these fields that we hope to correct. The Rusted fencing is one of the problems but also the lack of efficient dugouts, inadequate drainage, inadequate seating for fans, and distance from the Pavilion where concessions are sold.
The Master Plan calls for all the fields to be turned so that the home plate backs up to the Pavilion. Once the fields are turned with new fencing, drainage, lighting, dugouts, etc., we will be an ideal venue for Tournaments which will bring in more money to the park as well as the whole community.
The Potential of Veterans Park
Veterans Park in Pendleton SC - The Master Plan T
Watch The Donations Sign
Watch the red paint go around the bases as the money is raised! I am behind on painting in the sign and will get caught up soon, I promise.
As we move from one $10,000 section to another, the baseline portion will be painted white and as more money is raised the line will turn red.
Let's bring it on home!
Watch the Donations Sign at Veterans Park:
Harold Seals volunteered to make the sign and used 2 post left from the build of Barrett's Place Playground.
Teri Sloan, former Town Administrator, volunteered to paint our sign so everyone can watch how we are doing with our fundraising efforts.
All donations are appreciated and you can mail your tax deductible to donation to:
Friends of the Park
PO Box 408
Pendleton SC 29670
or donate online using the donations module on further down this page. Thank you.
Thank You To All Who Contributed to Step Up To The Plate
"Step Up To The Plate" Goal
Keep track of how we are doing. This is not the official talley but close
STEP UP TO THE PLATE - This is an unofficial listing of monies raised by Friends of the Park, Pendleton Recreation Association and includes the amount that the town has put into a special account for the ball fields from Hospitality Tax monies. Please note that this money is completely separate from the money being raised for the Veterans Memorial which we hope will be ready to dedicate in the fall of 2014.
Total Raised As of May 2014 - $83,522.19
FOTP - Freedom Fest 08 and 09
PRA - Parking at Freedom Fest 09
Memorial (Robby Murrah) made to PRA.
Spring Brunch 2010
Squidoo.com.Friends of the Park
Donations to FOTP
May 15th Fundraiser
Donations to PRA
Freedom Fest 2010
PRA Parking Freedom Fest
Rec Nights at Subway
Fall Festival 2010
FOTP Spring Brunch 2011
Spring Brunch 2012
FOTP Spring Brunch 2013
SUTTP Golf Challenge
Freedom Fest 2011
Town of Pendleton
Leadership P'ton Scavenger Hunt 2013
Together We Can Make A Difference
This Step Up To The Plate project is a collaborative effort of the Town of Pendleton, Pendleton Recreation Association and Friends of the Park. We are asking the whole community to come together to make our park the best it can be!
Town of Pendleton Website
- Town Of Pendleton SC
Pendleton, founded in 1790, is sweetly nestled in the foothills of our beautiful state of South Carolina.
Pendleton Recreation Association
Director: Alan Charping
The Pendleton Recreation Association is a privately run non-profit association of area residents set up to provide recreation programs for the youth of Pendleton area. Youth programs offered include Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Soccer and Softball.
Call 864-646-9226 to sign up for programs!
PRA Car Show April 25 at Veterans Park
$50 was raised at Chili's in Anderson
FREEDOM FEST - July 2, 2011
"Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge" - April 29, 2011 Friday at Boscobel
We need players, sponsors, volunteers, Hole Sponsors, Food Donations, Prize Donations and more so come join us!
Goal - $50,000 with each participant going out and trying to raise at least $1,000 each.
Update We didn't reach our goal but did raise over $20,000 for this great cause with only 12 teams involved. We had hoped there would be 18 teams working on this fundraiser but we were pleased and had a great time. PRA and FOTP and the Town of Pendleton appreciates all those who donated and all of those who volunteered!