Veterans Park in Pendleton SC - Step Up To The Plate
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.
Step Up To The Plate shirts and balls can be purchased from Friends of the Park in 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.
Practice Does Make A Difference - Read more about this baseball trainer by clicking the product
You will be directed to Amazon.com where you can learn more about this great trainer to help with hitting. This one comes with the sturdy pole or you can purchase just the ball contraption that can be attached to a basketball goal.
Great for practicing and for warming up before the game. Allows for 500 swings per hour.
Veterans Park in Pendleton South Carolina - The Potential - Former Mayor Randy Hayes Discusses The Potential for Veterans Park on this YouTube
Veterans Park in Pendleton SC - The Master Plan - Together WE CAN Make A Difference!
Get involved! Let's Make It Happen!
How Are We Doing So Far?
Watch The Donations Sign - Thank you to Harold Seals and Teri Sloan for this 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
Veterans Park - Pendleton -"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 - Pendleton SC - Mayor: Frank Crenshaw
The Town of Pendleton offers History, Hospitality and Happenings.
- 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
How Can You "Step Up To The Plate"?
Here are 6 ways that WE CAN Step Up To The Plate!
Together WE CAN Make A Difference!
1. Mail your tax deductible donation to
Friends of the Park
PO Box 408
Pendleton, SC 29670
2. Talk to your church group, civic group, school group about sponsoring a Fundraiser or have one yourself such as a yard sale, bake sale, lemonade stand. etc. Let the children that this field will benefit help with the fundraising.
3. Visit the Friends of the Park website at http://www.squidoo.com/fotp where 100% of the royalty payments are donated to Friends of the Park. Your visits help the rankings and the higher the rank, the higher the payment. There is a list of other sites that offer the same thing so take time to visit them all. Leave us a comment so we will know you were there. You can also make donations through this website.
4. Participate and help in the fundraising events sponsored by Friends of the Park and Pendleton Recreation Association. They will be posted on the Friends of the Park website.
5. Spread the word to your friends and relatives asking for their support. Every dollar counts.
6. JOIN FRIENDS OF THE PARK - Each Month (3rd Monday at 6:30 pm PUMC) we will hear from each of the 3 partners in this fundraising campaign. Get Involved! The more people we have working on this, the more successful it will be.
One More Very Important Thing You Can Do:
Over the past five years a sub-committee of Imagine Anderson ( a 20 year vision created for Anderson County) has been working behind the scenes to convince County Council to pass a 2% Hospitality Tax for the unincorporated areas of Anderson County. (For example, the businesses at the I85 exits). This would generate approximately $3,000,000 annually. There is also a plan that was created for the distribution of the funds. Much of the money generated would be distributed to county municipalities and communities for recreational facilities.
Tom Allen has said that he wants to hear from people in his Council District (the Pendleton/Townville areas) that would be in favor of the Hospitality Tax; otherwise he feels he couldn't vote for it. Please email him and call him to show support for recreational facilities in our area.
His phone numbers are home (964-9976), cell (934-0417) and his email is email@example.com.
Note: I understand that the decision about this has been postponed.
Past Events or Ongoing Events for Step Up To The Plate
$50 was raised at Chili's in Anderson. - Did you Step Up To The Plate at Chili's?
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend - October 29, 2011 at Veterans Park
An Alumni Softball Tournament and More!
Click flyer to go directly to the Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend Website
FREEDOM FEST - July 2, 2011 - Friends of the Park will not be able to sponsor Freedom Fest in 2012 - Thank you to all our Volunteers and Participants who came t
Click the flyer to be directed to our FREEDOM FEST Website.
This is the 21st Freedom Fest at Veterans Park in Pendleton and we hope everyone in our community is making plans to join us. Get involved - We need volunteers!
Help spread the word, please!
NO FOOD, DRINKS, PETS, COOLERS, ALCOHOL ALLOWED INSIDE THE PARK GROUNDS. WE WILL HAVE LOTS OF GREAT FOOD AND DRINKS FOR SALE
"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!
Our Spring Brunch Fundraiser was great fun and raised close to $3,000 for our cause - Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made this event possible
AVON CALLING - Step Up To The Plate with AVON
Thank you to Robert and Heather Beckham for this fundraiser.
To order AVON, please contact Heather Beckham at 864-617-7335
Fall Festival's BUBBA BAKE OFF will benefit our Step Up To The Plate Fundraising Campaign - Want you Bake A Cake?
REC NIGHT AT SUBWAY - AUGUST 30, 2010 - 10% of the profits from 4 to 10 will be donated to Veterans Park
Rec Night at Subway in Pendleton SC to benefit the Step Up The Plate campaign - for the ball fields at Veterans Park
Rec Night at Subway in Pendleton
July 19, 2010
4 to 10 pm
10% of their proceeds will be donated to the Step Up To The Plate campaign
SUBWAY REC NIGHT - July 19, 2010 - Subway has Stepped Up To The Plate!
Thank you Subway! Wow, $123.25 for the first night - Thanks everybody!
May 15, 2010 Fund-Raiser - This event raised $1002.75 for our STEP UP TO THE PLATE fundraising campaign!
Thank you to the Coaches and Parents who have stepped up to the plate to provide this fundraiser. We strongly urge others to follow them with other fundraisers for the Ball Fields at Veterans Park
GREAT FUNDRAISER ON MAY 15 - Interview with Brandon Gray on YouTube
All the children and adults had a great time at this excellent fundraiser for the Ball Fields at Veterans Park and they STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE at the same time!