WE HAVE MET OUR FUND RAISING GOAL OF $275,000 & COULD NOT HAVE DONE SO WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE SENIOR SOFTBALL COMMUNITY THEIR FAMILY & FRIENDS ALONG WITH
SUNLIGHT SUPPLY Inc. & RIVERVIEW COMMUNITY BANK
“What’s Happening with the new VMSSA field?”
Construction continues on the field the Backstop and dugout areas are done and all fencing has been completed. The irrigation system is in, the outfield was graded top soil added and the outfield was seeded the end of August as scheduled. The score board support columns were installed late December with installation set for April 11.
Things left to complete this spring before play begins include installing the warning track material, final grading of the infield and toping it off with 2 inches of infield soil mix, installing the base anchors and bases, installing the dugout benches and bleachers.
VMSSA is handling the parking lot expansion on our own. Thompson Brothers Excavating was awarded the contract to expand the parking lot. They will begin work shortly after the first of the year, the project is schedule to take 60 days to complete. You can go to the field page of this web site and view pictures of the construction progress activity for both the field and the parking lot.
Although we have attained our initial funding goal of $275,000 this amount was based on the cost of the parking lot expansion being spilt equally by VMSSA and a second party. Unfortunately this did not occur and VMSSA will now be responsible for the entire cost of the parking lot expansion. We have the funds to complete the field and the parking lot based on current budget projections but this will leave us with no reserve funds to cover any unexpected cost. There are also some additional improvements we would like to add to the field that were not in the original budget that will now have to be delayed. We would like to have about $8000 in reserve. You can help build the reserve back up by making a donation now and if you have donated already please consider an additional donation no amount is to small. All money raised will go toward making improvements at the field.
Thanks for visiting the website for the Vancouver Metro Senior Softball Association’s effort to raise money for a new field to be built at Pacific Park. The new field will be used by the VMSSA, but will also be open to everyone in the community. The project will include fencing, topsoil, seeding, irrigation, dugouts and benches, field equipment, scoreboard, and a parking lot for 64 spaces. The VMSSA is excited to be spearheading this great project that will benefit everyone in the community. Thanks in advance for your support.
$282,944 raised of the $275,000 needed to complete Phase 1 !!