Wells High School ballfield to break ground in spring
By Susan Nusbaum
Project coordinator, Chicago Public Schools
The Field of Hope is becoming a reality. As you might already know, we have developed plans to build a community park, our Field of Hope, at Wells High School, for the benefit of our students and the greater West Town community.
Currently, our students play soccer and baseball on a concrete lot behind the school. Many of our neighbors visit this open space to walk their dogs and play with their children. However, we know that we can beautify this area and make it a real community gathering place. The new park will include a state-of-the-art baseball and soccer field, as well as an outdoor movie screen, an adaptable field to facilitate little league baseball and girls’ softball, a toddler playground, and dog park. Both our students and the community will benefit greatly from this endeavor.
The Boundary, 1932 W. Division St. Tickets include appetizers, an abundant buffet, and two drinks. The evening will also feature a silent auction, music, and an exciting presentation by the Field of Hope architect, Juan Moreno. One hundred percent of the $50 ticket cost is tax deductible, and all proceeds will go the Field of Hope Fund. Ald. Joe Moreno and other government officials will be attending this event.
Tickets may be purchased in advance via PayPal through our website or with cash at the door. You may also support the Field of Hope by contributing items for the silent auction. To purchase tickets or support the Field of Hope in other ways, please contact me at any time. Please share this information widely. We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 28.