The Mount Juliet community responded in a HUGE way to get the Mount Juliet ballpark back in shape. The park was damaged by the hard rain we had recently. Fields were flooded, moving dirt, leaves and debris all over the fields.
Some of the other damage to the park included:
- Dirt all over the parking lot
- Fences were knocked down by the water
- The dumpster was moved and almost thrown into Cedar Creek
- Railroad ties, which lined the driveway, were lifted and placed all over the back part of the park
- Dirt from the infields was moved everywhere.
As the season is about to get underway, players were supposed to be practicing this week and getting ready. Instead, many of the players, along with other children in the community also joined in with the work to get the park back in shape. The kids worked as hard as anyone with the project and lots was accomplished today.
One thing that many don’t realize is that the Mount Juliet ballpark is not a city park so it isn’t supported by city funds. It is a 501C3 organization, so you can donate and receive a tax deduction. The park would appreciate any gift that you could give to help the kids get back in the “swing” of things.
The park serves kids, ages 4 all the way up to age 18. Of course, baseball is played at the park but there is also girl’s softball at the Mount Juliet ballpark. The park has 14 fields and during the season all 14 fields stay really busy.
If you would like to make a donation to the MJLeague, the mailing address is:
MJLeague, P.O. Box 311, Mount Juliet, TN 37121
My sister and I played at the park as a kids. (That was a few years ago!) . My kids have played at the park. I’ve also coached and sponsored teams. Because I’ve been so involved through the years, I can tell you beyond a doubt that many kids and parents have made alot of great memories at the Mount Juliet ballpark. It’s a very important part of Mount Juliet and has been for years.
Along with the players, parents, and the MJLeague’s board of directors, I would like to say a HUGE “Thank You” to everyone that came out today and gave their time, hard work, and sweat to get the fields back in shape. It won’t be long until someone yells, “PLAY BALL”, and the kids will be back to having a great time and making more memories!
Eddie Poole: Hey, everybody! We asked, and you responded! Mount Juliet, you are awesome. I’m Eddie Poole with Keller Williams Realty. Mount Juliet, you showed up big time to help get the ballpark back in shape for our kids. One thing that was really cool today was seeing the kids show up and help. The kids worked as hard as anyone there. We had lots of rakes, shovels, wheel barrows, and the incredible amount of heart show up and work for this good cause. Special thanks to George Ogleby, the groundskeeper for the park.
Tony Sanders: I just wanted to thank everyone who came out today. So far we’ve had over 150 people show up. We’ve had several monetary donations, and we just want to thank you, Mount Juliet community, for all you’ve done for us today.
Eddie Poole: We had tractors going around, moving everywhere. Every one of the 14 fields had plenty of people in the community working on them. The railroad ties that got pulled out of place, they got put back by a bunch of strong guys. We even got the dumpster back upright.
I want to thank everybody for coming out again. You guys are awesome. I’m Eddie Poole with Keller Williams Realty. I love Mount Juliet!