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Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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Stoughton Area Baseball Association

2364 Jackson St 220
Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone: 6082251287
Contact Name: Allen Nielsen
Organization Profile
Grants Info
Batting Cage for Racetrack Park - 2023 Amount Funded: $8,000.00
After discussing this project with local vendors and the Citys Parks and Recreation Department, the estimated timeline of implementation would be as follows: Receive funds in October 2023, order batting cage from Beacon Athletics with an estimated arrival of late October 2023, schedule install of batting cage poles at Racetrack Park with an estimated completion of install November 2023, and final install of batting cage hardware and net in April 2024. The activities and events planned for this batting cage would be daily use by SALL, SYS and SABA teams for hitting practice stating in April 2024 through the Fall. Additionally, starting in June 2024 the batting cage would be utilized for team warm-ups when games for SALL, SYS and SABA begin at Racetrack Park. This batting cage will have a positive end impact on roughly 300 youth athletes and an estimated 1,200+ community members annually. This batting cage will support three non-profit organizations (SALL, SYS, SABA) who provide opportunities for Stoughton youth athletes to play baseball and softball in the summer as well as bringing the community together to support their young athletes during scheduled games.
This grant will fund the procurement and install of a brand new, state of the art batting cage. Currently there is only a concrete slab at Racetrack Park where the prior batting cage was standing, but needed to be taken down due to safety concerns. This new batting cage will be installed utilizing the existing concrete slab at Racetrack Park helping to keep overall cost down. This grant will help an estimated 1,500 community members annually for years to come. Due to the state of the art winch-style system of this batting cage, only 1-2 hours of volunteer time would be needed to raise the net in the Spring and take it down in the Fall which will be accomplished by a collaboration between the three non-profit organizations and the Citys Parks and Recreation Department. Once the net is up there will be no need for additional volunteer time. The primary goal to be accomplished is providing a state of the art batting cage for youth athletes to work on their hitting skills as well as to allow teams to warm-up prior to games being played at Racetrack Park. An estimated 100 games are played at Racetrack Park during the season with an additional 20 for the end of year softball tournament.