Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friends of Amundsen High School, Winnemac Park awarded Chicago Cubs $100,000 grant

Several ball fields at Winnemac Park can use a replay. Amundsen High School uses Winnemac Park diamonds for baseball and softball. (Photo of the northwest baseball diamond with Amundsen in the background, Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty).
Patty Wetli wrote a nice piece on a $100,000 grant awarded to Friends of Amundsen to rebuild one of the Winnemac Park baseball diamonds. Neighbor and friend Stephen Reynolds worked for two years to bring home the grant that benefits all the park going public.

The southeast baseball diamond at Damen and Argyle will be refurbished using the Chicago Cub's grant. It's used for Amundsen Softball and Welles Park Baseball among other leagues.  Stephen Reynolds of Welles Park Parents Association baseball was instrumental in bringing "fall ball" to the Winnemac diamonds. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.
Neighbor and hero Stephen Reynolds pictured in center at the first day of fall ball in 2013. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.
Welles Park baseball has made Winnemac Park a virtual family fest on fall weekends while Friends of Amundsen has won big funds and support for our local high school students. The park has never been busier with activity. If you want to be a part of this thriving and rapidly growing Lincoln Square neighborhood just contact me!

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