EDWARDSVILLE — The city received a donation of $50,000 at this week’s City Council meeting for the Plummer Family Park from J.F. Electric, on behalf of the Fowler family.
It is the third time the Edwardsville-based company donated to the campaign, helping to fund the state-of-the-art Sports Park located near the Interstate 55 corridor.
The new Sports Park’s green space will include softball, baseball, soccer fields and more. The most recent donation will be used toward creating recreational space for ball and soccer teams in need of fields.
Jonathon Fowler of J.F. Electric said the company is proud to continue to support the campaign “to ensure the youth in our community have the best facilities to use. Providing a fun, safe environment for everyone in our community is an investment we’re happy to make.”
The Plummer Family Park is the second of three parks being funded and developed by the A Better Place to Play campaign. The Leon Corlew Park and splash pad opened in 2016, getting ready to celebrate its third year of operation. An Ice Rink and Teen Center to be located on the District 7 grounds is also being planned. The Ice Rink and Teen Center would help fill the need for ice time in the area and support many of the local hockey and figure skating needs.
For those interested in donating to A Better Place to Play, there are many options. The City of Edwardsville offers coupon booklets for businesses or individuals wanting to make monthly donations to one of the recreational facilities or to the general fund. For more information about the campaign and how to become a sponsor, contact Katie Grable of Edwardsville Parks & Recreation at (618) 692-7538.
The A Better Place to Play campaign partners with the Edwardsville Community Foundation so all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. To donate, visit http://www.betterplacetoplay.com or http://www.edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org. Donations may also be mailed to Edwardsville Community Foundation to P.O. Box 102, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Checks should be noted to make sure the funds are to be applied to the “A Better Place to Play” Campaign. If you wish to support a specific parks project, please also notate the designated park with your donation.
“A Better Place to Play” may also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/abetterplacetoplay and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BP2Play.