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Prospect Meadows earns community spotlight award

Prospect Meadows opened its doors in 2019 with a promise to bring a multitude of people to the complex, fill thousands of hotel rooms and help pump millions of dollars into the local economy. It’s been a job well done. Prospect Meadows has received a Community Spotlight Award from the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance…

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League of Dreams goal is $12,000 on Giving Tuesday

The Optimist League of Dreams program at Prospect Meadows is one of the purest forms of baseball for the young boys and girls who participate in this great sport. All the kids want is an opportunity to play ball at a terrific facility for the sheer fun of the game, without trying to impress any…

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Kiwanis Miracle League looks to grow in 2022

The Kiwanis Miracle League at Prospect Meadows keeps getting bigger and better. The special program for young people with disabilities began in 2019 with 40 players. It grew to 60 players this year and Kiwanis Miracle League directors are aiming for 80 kids in 2022. They had six teams this year and hope to have…

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Mya raises $25,000 to fight cancer

The annual Mya Strong softball tournament at Prospect Meadows last month was a smashing success that raised more than $25,000 for the continuing fight against childhood cancer. Now the Gilchrist family that runs the Mya Strong Foundation would like to expand the tournament even more next year to include more teams and raise even more…

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50 teams ready for Mya Strong Tournament

The Mya Strong softball tournament began as a modest gathering two years ago with only eight teams, but it’s quickly grown into a major event to honor an inspirational young lady and help raise money for her great cause with the Mya Strong Foundation. Fifty teams will participate in the 3rd Annual Mya Strong girls…

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Mya Strong Foundation Softball Schedules

Below are the links for each age group for the Mya Strong Foundation softball tournament. We are excited to be hosting again this year and are looking forward to a great weekend of softball to support a great cause!! 8u Division 10u Division 12u B Division 12u C Division 14u A/B Division 14u C Division…

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Hawaii Elite claims Kernels crown

They traveled thousands of miles across five time zones just to be here, so if anybody doubted for one minute that the Hawaii Elite 2G were going to be content to fly back home out of Eastern Iowa empty-handed, those folks were sadly mistaken. And if that meant going extra innings to take down the…

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Sparks Black back on familiar ground

Nothing had been decided at the PG WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship as of Sunday night but it was impossible not to think that we had all seen what has become grand theater play out four times over the last four years being played out again. The Cangelosi Sparks Black, the championship-winning program with its base…

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Shutout saves heavily armed Reds Scout Team

That figurative wind-like sound emanating from the top of the hill at the Prospect Meadows Sports Complex Saturday afternoon was a collective sigh of relief emitted from the formidable Reds Scout Team. It often accompanies the feeling a highly regarded team has when it faces the fact that it had just dodged one really fast-moving…

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Team from Honolulu goes great lengths

Brandon Toro loves to showcase the ballplayers on his team from Honolulu. He’ll go to great lengths to make it happen, including an 8,000-mile trip all the way to Iowa. The Hawaii Elite 2G outfit will be participating in the Kernels Foundation Classic this weekend at Prospect Meadows in a stacked field of 82 teams.…

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