1. Maine Woods Baseball will not be the primary nonprofit organization administering this fundraiser. The nonprofit, Future For Our Fields will take on that role. It was the organization setup to raise money for converting the football field and track oval at McMann to artificial turf. That's great news because they have experience in this area and the desire to help facilitate the upgrades to the McMann complex, which includes new bathroom facilities as well as the lights. As an added bonus any donations made to Future For Our Fields for this project will be tax deductible.
2. On the same day Bath agreed to the fundraising campaign they also announced that Bath Rec had been awarded a large grant for improvements to their facilities. From what I understand, over $200,000 of that grant money will be earmarked for upgrading the bathrooms, which is timely because the bathroom upgrade was a necessity and going to be a big chunk of the overall fundraiser.
3. There will soon be a meeting between the members of Future For Our Fields and the individuals who are helping Dick with his fundraiser. Even though MWB is not the fiscal agent for this project Dick and his committee members will be tasked with raising a majority of the funds. Obviously the sooner the funding is secured the sooner the city can start planning the scope of the project, design work, hiring contractors and ultimately turn the lights on at Kelley Field. If you have any thoughts on how to raise the funds or you want to make a donation don't hesitate to contact Dick Hill directly (443-6669).
Mike Doucette - MWB