Veterans Involvement at the Ballpark
On Friday, February 9 Mandan Baseball Club received a $10,000 donation from Mandan American Legion Post 40 for the Veterans Memorial Ballpark. The donation will help fund a monument honoring our military and local Veterans at the ballpark.
The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime Veterans organization and is committed to helping mentor youth and sponsoring programs in the community. The organization's goal is to continue to advocate patriotism and honor, while promoting devotion to their fellow service members and veterans.
Mandan American Legion Post 40's contributions to the Veterans Memorial Ballpark began at the ballpark's conception in 1954. Since this time, the organization has continued to be an advocate for Mandan Baseball and financially support the ballpark. Ken Clouston, Mike Klug, Bob Schulte and Chuck Weiand are a few of the Veterans helping to fundraise for the current renovations at the ballpark.
Chuck Weiand, Post Commander for Mandan American Legion, added, "Post 40 has always been involved with Mandan's ballpark. This monument will serve as a shrine to honor all present, past and future veterans".The Mandan American Legion Post 40 organization will be recognized on the Veterans monument located near the entrance onto the field.
Veterans Memorial Ballpark name will not be compromised and it will always be dedicated to our service members, but funding from the local businesses is important to ensure it stays this way. Other Veterans Memorial Ballpark sponsorship opportunities include naming rights to the various areas of the ballpark including dugouts, press box, locker rooms, umpire room, seating, storage and grandstands and are also available throughout the ballpark.
Mandan Park District will advertise bids starting in the spring of 2018. The estimated project completion will be prior to winter 2018. For more information about the Mandan Baseball Club's fundraising efforts please visit www.mandanparks.com.