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Thanks to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, the Kevin Harvick Foundation, Group 1001, and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, the youth of the Queen City has a new and safe place to a safe place to learn, play and compete!

The 52,000 square foot multi-sport playing field is lined for youth baseball/softball and soccer, including a synthetic turf baseball field and soccer field. It also has a digital scoreboard, backstop, dugouts, foul poles, bleachers, and sidewalks.

The founders are hoping this multi-sport field will engage at-risk young people. “Growing up and playing a number of sports, athletic facilities were the backdrop to where I learned a number of vital life lessons and skills that set me up for success later in life,” said Dan Towriss, CEO of Group1001. “In my professional career, I often credit my wins – big or small – to the skills I developed on the field. Group1001 is committed to helping the next generation in Charlotte to learn the same lessons and to live healthier and happy lives. We are so thrilled that by teaming up with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, we are able to bring this beautiful field to life.”

Photo Credit: Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation