Rotary Club of West Polk County
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       Noon Monday Meetings
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of West Polk County was joined by guest speakers Roger Curnow and Jan Herke (City of Urbandale), who shared the vision of the planned Urbandale Miracle League Field and all-inclusive playground.  This field, is currently under construction at Northview Park in Urbandale.
 
Around 22,000 kids in the area are considered eligible to use the Miracle Field, which is why having multiple locations in the metro is desired.  Miracle League fields already exist in downtown Des Moines and in Ankeny.  Volunteers have been working diligently on this project for nearly three years and some of the fruits of their labor can be seen today, as the field is under construction.  That being said, they still have about a $500,000 shortfall in funding, which is necessary to complete the project in its entirety.  While this is not technically a City project, both the City of Urbandale and the Polk County Board of Supervisors has donated $75,000 each to the project to date.
 
In addition to funds, it was indicated that there are many opportunities for people to volunteer their time once the project is completed.  They can be "volunteer buddys" for the kids who use the facility.  The goal is to raise the remaining funds and finish the project in the next couple of years.
 
The Rotary Club of West Polk County would like to thank both Roger and Jan for their enlightening presentation.  Learn more about the project, sign up to volunteer, or make a donation by visiting http://urbandalemiracleleaguefield.com/.