STEELE CREEK NEWS
Seek Help for Baseball Field Improvements
15, 2007) Several weeks ago
Olympic High School Athletic Boosters Club
launched a project to improve the facilities at the school's
baseball field. They expect construction to begin soon on a new 3’
tall brick wall backstop along with new fencing and new netting
extending dugout to dugout. The project should be completed in time
for the first home game in February.
The boosters are on a mission to raise funds for the
project. Through various donations, material discounting, and
other local philanthropy, they have managed to bring the budget
down to $15,000. This already is a significant savings over the
estimated cost of $45,000 in a pure retail environment.
Here is how you
Click on the diagram
above to view an architectural plan of the backstop
donations are encouraged and appreciated.
Make your check payable to OHS Athletic Booster Club and send it to
OLYMPIC HIGH SCHOOL
ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB
13716 Walkers Creek Dr
Charlotte NC 28273
"Baseball" in the memo section of the check. All donations are tax
2) Talk with your
employers and ask if they can help with a donation, especially if
they are located in the Steele Creek area.
3) Solicit other Steele Creek area businesses that you know or do
4) Get involved. We need your help and support
Donations of $300 and
higher will receive:
1) A banner – to be
placed either inside along the outfield fence or along the first
base fence. (Should
you secure a donor who desires a banner, send the donor's name and
phone number to
Scott Kellermeyer by e-mail to
Scott.Kellermeyer@comporium.com or call him at
704-945-7008 (Office) or
704-807-6541 (Cell), and he will handle all of the details.)
2) Collective recognition identifying the support of ALL donors
displayed at the concession stand.
The Olympic baseball
coaches and players are looking forward to the start of the season
on February 12 and are anticipating good varsity and junior varsity
seasons. Varsity Coach Bob Rhodes is asking the community to do what
it can to help make "our baseball field as nice as any field in the
As the photo below
shows, the current unsafe, low netting offers little
protection for fans against foul balls. Baseball fans have been
struck by foul balls year after year because the fencing does not
extend to a point that would prevent foul balls from entering the
bleachers. The photo also shows wooden telephone pole standards with
5 lights per pole and wooden bleachers.
Olympic Baseball Field:
contrast, the photo below shows the baseball field at South
Mecklenburg High School. This field has lighting standards on new
aluminum poles with 9 lights per pole, new aluminum bleachers,
a 3’ tall brick wall stretching dugout to dugout, and 20’ tall
netting that extends dugout to dugout.
Mecklenburg Baseball Field:
Improvements to the Olympic baseball field are only the
beginning. Discussions also are underway to support other
initiatives at the school that would correct situations that have
been neglected for far too long.
Anyone interested in getting more involved in
this effort to improve athletic and academic facilities at Olympic
and to instill pride in the students at our only community high
school are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the Steele
Creek Residents Association
to be held on February 22 at 7 pm in the Olympic High School
Direct questions to
Scott.Kellermeyer@comporium.com or 704-945-7008 (Office)
or 704-807-6541 (Cell) or Coach Bob Rhodes at 980-343-3800.
Olympic students, parents, and staff thank you for your support.