Morgan Wallen Foundation Brings Youth Baseball Back to Jefferson City, TN


Morgan Wallen Foundation Brings Youth Baseball Back to Jefferson City, TN

(EBM) East Tennessean Morgan Wallen grew up approximately 40 minutes from Jefferson City, Tenn., where his little league baseball team would often frequent the city's Roy Harmon baseball diamond for All-Star games. In recent years, the local fields that fostered Wallen's love of the game have faced a dire need for renovations.

Today, the Morgan Wallen Foundation (MWF) is meeting that need with a $100,000 donation to the community of Jefferson City to improve and renovate two local baseball fields. With $80,000 going toward Roy Harmon Field via the City Parks Department and $20,000 toward New Market Field via Jefferson City Little League, the renovations include new infields, bases, dug outs, press boxes, backstop padding, fencing and more.

The donation is reflective of the impact the area left on Wallen, who references Jefferson City in his 4x Platinum No. 1 hit "Thought You Should Know." With more than 20 years passing since the field last saw updates, these changes will impact approximately 300 kids, enabling them to play ball once again in their local community. Due to the fields' conditions, they have been used as practice fields only for the past seven years, forcing kids to travel five miles down the road to New Market for all games.

"Local little league is a pillar of the community - it creates a foundation for families to come together and enjoy an American pastime while teaching our youth skills that go beyond baseball," shares Robbie Britt, Jefferson City Little League President. "We'd like to thank Morgan Wallen Foundation for all of their support."

"Jefferson City is pleased to be a recipient of funding from the Morgan Wallen Foundation. This engagement is not only a financial donation, but an investment in the future health of our City," added Mitch Cain, Mayor of Jefferson City. "This resource allows us to install much needed improvements in our recreational facilities. These investments will benefit our kids, their families and this community for years to come.

"As a Public Servant, this is one of the most inspiring community projects I've been involved in over the past 15 years," Cain continued. "Investing in people is one of the greatest priorities of City government, and this partnership with the Morgan Wallen Foundation has provided Jefferson City with a very bright future. On behalf of the citizens of Jefferson City, we thank the Morgan Wallen Foundation for partnering with us. Their investment in our community and in our kids is making a positive difference."

Wallen's One Night At A Time World Tour is currently underway. With over 2.4 million fans already holding tickets, Wallen donates a portion of every ticket sold to MWF.

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