Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund About the Fund Fill the Seats! Baseball is on hold for now, so let’s ‘Fill the Seats’ at Carson Park for when we get back on the field! An anonymous donor is presenting a matching challenge of up to $50,000 to our community for the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund. Double your impact! With a donation of $500 or more, you will get a personalized seat at the stadium! This stadium seat will be there for all to see where hundreds of games are played each year! Personalize it with your name, name of a loved one, or name of your current or future slugger. Your $500 gift today makes you part of the team as we build on a great tradition. Fill the Seats Pledge Form Click to download a printable pledge form for the $50,000 matching gift challenge. Information regarding "Fill the Seats" pledges: If donor has pledged or donated under $500: Pledge the difference for a total pledge of $500 and receive naming rights to a stadium seat. If donor has pledged or donated between $500 and $999: Donor already has naming rights to (1) stadium seat. Donate or pledge another $500 to get another stadium seat for naming rights. If donor has pledged or donated $1000 or more: Donor already have naming rights to two (2) stadium seats. Pledge or donate another $500 to get another stadium seat for naming rights. Pledge forms and donations can be mailed to: Eau Claire Community Foundation 306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104 Eau Claire, WI 54701 *Checks payable to ECCF – Carson Park Baseball Fund* For more information about the project, contact Mark Faanes at email@example.com. If you have questions regarding donations and pledges, contact the Eau Claire Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715.552.3801. Naming Rights for the stadium seats are for 10 years, Maximum of 10 seats! Donors will be contacted at a later date for naming details. For other naming opportunities: Contact Mark Faanes at email@example.com DONATE NOW MAKE A PLEDGE Click to donate or pledge to the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund Building the Future while Preserving the Past The Carson Park Baseball Stadium has been standing as a crown jewel in one of Eau Claire’s most beloved parks since 1936. The facility has been well kept and has had several significant renovations over the years, but the city and the stadium’s users recognize that to keep the facility in great shape and make it possible for the next generations to enjoy this important part of Eau Claire’s history, major work needs to be done. The facility is enjoyed by thousands every year, starting with the local high school baseball games in the spring (and soon the UW-Eau Claire Blugold team), to the Express, Cavaliers, American Legion and other baseball games throughout the summer, as well as the other special events like the Shrine Circus and our City’s 4th of July celebration. It’s a busy and well used facility with roughly 150 games/events annually. The goal of the project is to provide for a better experience for all its many visitors. "I had the good fortune to play in Carson Park when I was a member of the River Falls High School baseball team and again when I was a member of the EC Cavaliers team during the 1977 & 1978 seasons. I was the head baseball coach at Butler University for 25 seasons and sent several of my players to Eau Claire to play for the Cavaliers. They always had good things to say about playing at Carson Park!" ~Steve Farley Renovation plans include: Replace the current aluminum bleachers on the 1st and 3rd base sides with a much safer and fan friendly permanent grandstand seating system Add concession areas, apparel space, and year-round climate-controlled restrooms (eliminating the need for portable toilets) Allow the park to better accommodate its’ visitors with special needs The Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Project is a partnership between the City of Eau Claire, the users of the stadium, and YOU, the many supporters of baseball in the Chippewa Valley. The estimated cost of these improvements is $3.5 million, with the city covering half of the costs. The balance, ($1.75 million), will be provided by the users, area businesses, and individuals like YOU! Whether you're a former player who enjoyed playing in the same stadium as the legendary Henry Aaron, or simply a fan who's followed your favorite player or team over the years, we encourage you to consider contributing to this Project. All gifts to this Project are tax-deductible. Multiple ways to donate! DONATE ONLINE- by clicking the button at the top of the page. MAIL A CHECK- please make checks payable and mail to: ECCF-Carson Park 306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104 Eau Claire, WI 54701 LONG-TERM PLEDGE- by clicking the link below. Online Pledge Form For a printable Donation/Pledge form, click the link below. Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Donation Form Click below for more information about the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Project. Gifts to the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) for the Carson Park Baseball Stadium renovation Fund may be used for planning, construction, and operation of the Project, or for other costs and expenses associated with the Project as determined and approved by the ECCF Board of Trustees. All gifts are irrevocable and become exclusive legal assets of ECCF. The ECCF Board reserves the right to modify any conditions or restrictions on the fund as required by Treasury Regulations applicable to community foundations if the Project is terminated or not completed as planned. The ECCF Board will use its best efforts to redirect any unused funds to support similar projects for Carson Park. For more information, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (715) 552-3801.