A crowdfunding campaign has kicked-off for a new ballpark in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend. The $50,000 campaign, which is being led by Sappy Moffitt Field Foundation, could receive a matching grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s CreatINg Places program.
The IHCDA says the new ballpark, called Foundry Field, would revitalize the neighborhood and share the marginalized baseball stories of the past.
“This project is not just about a ballpark, it’s about telling the stories of the neighborhood’s past and improving its future,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. “By activating this neighborhood space, the community is also giving local youth opportunities for exercise, friendship, and most of all, fun!”
The campaign’s $50,000 goal must be reached by November 5 in order to be eligible for the match.
“We believe this project will be impactful in so many ways,” said Matthew Insley, chair of the Foundry Field campaign. “Our hope is that this project will enliven this space for play, become an inspiring place for telling important stories and serve as an investment in the Southeast Neighborhood.”
The CreatINg Places program was established in 2016. Projects have raised more than $6.7 million in public funds and an additional $5.5 million in matching IHCDA funds.
You can connect to more information about the project and crowdfunding campaign by clicking here.