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Prospect Meadows News

Bice helped Prospect Meadows get off the ground

Richard Bice would love to grab his old glove and play a ballgame at Prospect Meadows this year, but it’s probably not going to happen. You see, Richard is 87 years old and played his last varsity baseball game for Woodward High School in 1951. There will be games at Prospect Meadows this year for…

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Angela Jordan joins Board of Directors

Angela Jordan knew she wanted to help when she heard about plans to build a major youth baseball and softball facility in Linn County. Angela and her husband, Dennis, have three sons, all of whom played travel ball in various parts of the Midwest when they were younger. They did an awful lot of traveling.…

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Opening Ceremony set for Thursday, May 23

In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” an Iowa farmer plows under a corn field and builds a real baseball field in its place when a mysterious voice whispers “If you build it, he will come.” That was fiction, of course, but the real thing has been happening at Prospect Meadows. And instead of…

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Nelson Named Turf Manager at Prospect Meadows

Blake Nelson has been hearing the joke on a regular basis now that he’s the new turf manager at Prospect Meadows. Why does a sports complex that has artificial turf on all the fields need a turf manager? Even Nelson has to chuckle about that one. “I can’t even tell you the amount of times…

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Positive Sports Training coming to Prospect Meadows

The primary goal of the new Prospect Meadows sports complex is to give every boy and girl in our community a chance to play ball. The Positive Sports Training youth baseball program heartily agrees and has scheduled at least 86 games at Prospect Meadows this season.  More games could be added during the year. Positive…

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Tim Brecht Joins Staff in Community Relations

Tim Brecht loves baseball and fast-pitch softball, he greatly enjoys working with kids and he likes being involved with the community. He’s found a perfect job that combines his passions at Prospect Meadows. Brecht, 57, has been hired to help with community relations and marketing at Prospect Meadows, which opens this spring. He’ll be involved…

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New Radio Ads Promote Donor Wall

The Rotary Donor Wall is shaped like a giant map of Iowa. Its patriotic colors are red, white and blue. It’s got stars and stripes like an American flag. And there are 600 replica baseballs for your name to be inscribed for all eternity. The only thing missing is a slice of apple pie. Prospect…

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Kiwanis Clubs pledge $300,000 for Miracle Field

The motto for  the thousands of Kiwanis Clubs on the international stage is “Serving the children of the world right here at home.” The local Kiwanis Clubs in Marion,  Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha have embraced that motto right here in Linn County by pledging $300,000 for the naming rights to the new Miracle Field at…

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Prospect Meadows Will Feature Top Talent

Imagine baseball teams filled with Division I college prospects and future Major League draft picks coming to Linn County for premier tournaments and events. Imagine somebody like Manny Machado, who just agreed to a $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, coming to town as a budding high school player with enormous talent. Steve…

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