Morgan Wallen Foundation Donates $100,000 For Baseball Field Revitalization Efforts In Jefferson City, Tennessee

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A very generous donation from Morgan Wallen.

His Morgan Wallen Foundation recently donated $100,000 to the community of Jefferson City to improve and renovate two local baseball fields, which is an area about 40 minutes from where he grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Morgan actually used to play little league games on the Jefferson City fields, specifically he city’s Roy Harmon baseball diamond for All-Star games. Over the years, though, the fields have been in dire need of repairs in renovations.

And it’s not the first time Morgan and his foundation have donated to help efforts in fixing up local baseball fields, obviously, it’s a cause very near and dear to his heart. $80,000 is going toward Roy Harmon Field via the City Parks Department, and the other $20,000 is going toward New Market Field via Jefferson City Little League. The renovations include new infields, bases, dug outs, press boxes, backstop padding, fencing and more.

Robbie Britt, Jefferson City Little League President, says he’s excited to continue to use the fields as a foundation for families in the community to come together:

“Local little league is a pillar of the community – it creates a foundation for families to come together and enjoy an American pastime while teaching our youth skills that go beyond baseball.

We’d like to thank Morgan Wallen Foundation for all of their support.”

And Mitch Cain, Mayor of Jefferson City, says it’s an investment that will benefit the youth of Jefferson City for years to come:

“Jefferson City is pleased to be a recipient of funding from the Morgan Wallen Foundation. This engagement is not only a financial donation, but an investment in the future health of our City. This resource allows us to install much needed improvements in our recreational facilities.

These investments will benefit our kids, their families and this community for years to come. As a Public Servant, this is one of the most inspiring community projects I’ve been involved in over the past 15 years. Investing in people is one of the greatest priorities of City government, and this partnership with the Morgan Wallen Foundation has provided Jefferson City with a very bright future.

On behalf of the citizens of Jefferson City, we thank the Morgan Wallen Foundation for partnering with us. Their investment in our community and in our kids is making a positive difference.”

And if the town of Jefferson City sounds familiar to you, it’s because Morgan references it in the chorus of his hit song “Thought You Should Know.”

Due to the poor conditions, the fields have only been used as practice fields for the last seven years, and kids have traveled to the next town for games during that time. It has been 20 years since the fields saw and updates, so I’m sure the little league players in Jefferson City will be thrilled to get back to playing on home turf once again.