Midlothian, VA – Personal injury lawyer and Midlothian resident JimWilliams is reflecting upon the challenges of building a badly needed athletic facility in a shrinking economy. The Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation, Inc. has been overwhelmed by the community response and volunteer support toward their goal of building an athletic field that can be used by the entire county. “Our initial goal was to raise money enough to match the $100,000 contribution from Village of Midlothian Volunteer Coalition (VMVC)” says Mr. Williams “however, we are dreaming about the additional $300,000-$500,000 needed to open the field this fall.” The Foundation and VMVC are presenting the 2nd annual Gala on Saturday, March 14 at Salisbury County Club and all are welcome to attend.
This year’s event includes a plated dinner and live entertainment from Flat Elvis, an 80’s and 90’s dance band founded by MCV students. The silent auction features all price points from restaurant certificates to resort weekends and includes Williams’ prized 1965 Mustang. “I know Beth would want her car to contribute” says Jim. Although the foundation’s team is planning for another successful event they are aware of the current economic climate. Several sponsors have had to cut back and it is harder to collect donations. However, Beth’s vision to Build it…and They will Play is inspiring Jim to think big. “I figure that there are over 5,000 football players and cheerleaders in the Chesterfield Quarterback League (CQL). If each family gives $50.00, we’ll all be playing ball this September.”
The Field of Dreams site plan includes a regulation football and lacrosse field, baseball diamond, basketball courts and play areas. There are plans for lights to extend game times and encourage tournaments. Jim estimates thousands players and families will enjoy lacrosse, baseball, basketball, and the walking trail at this multi-use facility all year round. “This entire project has been an amazing collaboration of local businesses, government, and dozens of committed individuals,” notes Jim “I’m confident we can achieve our goals together.” Donations can be sent to the Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 32, Midlothian, Virginia 23113. Please call 804-201-4365 for more information. On line contributions are gratefully accepted at https://www.bethwilliamsfoundation.com.
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