• Step Up To The Plate

    BATTER UP!

    In 2018, a group of committed baseball parents, coaches and supporters came together around an ambitious vision: to create a baseball complex that will foster community growth while allowing players of all ages to develop their skills in a safe, functional and fanfriendly environment.


    Kettle Moraine High School, the Kettle Moraine Jr. Laser Baseball Club and additional community teams currently utilize the four fields at Wales Community Park. The goal of the Step Up to the Plate project is to transform these existing fields into a baseball complex that will successfully service all groups. Key players in this initiative are: the Step Up to the Plate Committee comprised of volunteers representing all ages of the Kettle Moraine baseball program, the Kettle Moraine School District, and the Village of Wales employees who work closely with Wales Community Park.

Why Now?

  • There are many challenges presented by the four baseball fields at Wales Community Park. Kettle Moraine High School’s move to Spring baseball for the 2019 season makes it imperative that enhancements are made to the existing complex.

Project Overview

  • PHASE 1 (Spring 2018)

    Improvements to the Varsity field

    • Vinyl black coated fencing

    • Block dugouts

    • Bullpen enhancements

    • Batting cage

    • Sound system

     

    PHASE 2 (Fall 2018)

    • Artificial turf infield on Varsity field

    • Improved drainage on JV / Varsity fields

    • Improved seating for spectators

    • Electronic locks and cameras

    • Improvements to overall ball field areas for functionality

KM District Commitment

  • To make the fields playable for 2018, the KM District commits to:

    • Upgrade infield dirt on JV / Varsity fields
    • Improve warning track on Varsity field
    • Assist with rebuilding bullpens on Varsity field


    To prepare for the move to Spring baseball in 2019, the KM District commits to:

    • Provide improved drainage
    • Install concrete for bleachers and other areas as needed for a clean low maintenance facility
    • Connect to the school district fiber network (key cards and surveillance cameras)
    • Provide engineering and professional services

Learn More / Support the Campaign

  • View the Step Up To the Plate overview brochure here.  

     

    There are two ways to join the effort:


    Advertising Opportunities to showcase your business to spectators.


    Online Fundraising Campaign that will accept donations of any amount from individuals, families, organizations or businesses. 

Questions?

  • Mike Fink
    Kettle Moraine Athletics & Activities Director
    262-968-6200 ext. 4066  
    finkm@kmsd.edu