Where to Give

Step Up To The Plate Project

Phase 1 fundraising goal: $250,000

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The vision:

The current Dutch baseball facility was constructed in 1978, and while we have made improvements over the years, time has taken a toll on the space. In order to compare favorably with other facilities in the league, a major overhaul is needed….and you can help. The planned upgrades will once again give us prominence in the Iowa Conference and will be a drawing point in the recruitment of student athletes. This is an exciting venture that will ensure Central Baseball is well suited for years to come. Will you step up to the plate?

"When you start the game, they don't say, 'Work ball!' They say, 'Play ball!'" - Willie Stargell

Renovation of the current field started this fall. In addition to installing new dugouts, future players will also see new screening behind home plate when they next step up to bat. There are 148 new seats available, and 27 have already been sold. We need your help!

"Ninety percent of this game is half mental." - Yogi Berra

The challenge to make Central’s baseball facilities state-of-the-art is ours, and we can’t do it without you. The cost to buy a seat behind home plate is $1,000, seats located on the side wings are $500. You can choose the wording on your seat by completing this form.

Please help us by sending a gift or pledge for the project. If you have questions call or email Dave Sutphen at 1-800-477-0287 or sutphend@central.edu. Thanks for your support of the Central baseball program. GO DUTCH!

Make a gift today. (Please designate “step up to the plate.”)

Who to contact:

Dave Sutphen
Advisor to the President/ Fundraising Initiatives