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WLCA Healthy Turf Healthy Kids

Ballfield Renovation Project

Each year, WLCA partners with Spring Valley to provide much needed fall renovation work to area youth ballfields.  Through this partnership, Spring Valley provides the fertilizer and WLCA Metro Milwaukee members provide the labor to aerate and fertilize area ballfields that are in need of some TLC.  This program is an excellent opportunity for WLCA Metro Milwaukee members to give back to their local communities.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 

√ Find a ballfield in your area that is in need of renovation – typically these are community parks, but can be any ballfield in need of some TLC.

 Contact the field owner to arrange for the work to be performed. This includes displaying a sign for the upcoming season which recognizes your company, WLCA Metro Milwaukee and Spring Valley for the work and product provided.

√ Once you have the agreement of the field owner to perform the work, contact the WLCA Metro Milwaukee office via email (wlca@wi.twcbc.com) with a subject line of “Healthy Turf Healthy Kids”  and provide the following information:

 

♦ Your company name.

♦ The contact information for the person from your organization responsible for the project – this should include name, email address and phone number.

♦ Name and location of ballfield(s).

♦ Estimated size of ballfield(s).

♦ Digital (jpg file) of your company logo to be used on signs that are displayed. This must be included even if you have participated in the past.

♦ There is no limit to the number of ballfields your company can renovate. 

♦ If you have participated in the past and are doing the same ballfield, please indicate in the email you send to the WLCA Metro Milwaukee office if you still have the sign to use from a previous year or if you are need of a new sign.

♦ You are responsible for the installation of the sign and storing the sign for the winter.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Once you have provided the WLCA office with the required information, the fertilizer will be ordered and delivered to the Reinders store in Waukesha.  You must pick up the product at the Reinders store in Waukesha. 

 

DATES AND DEADLINES

August 1, 2017 All ballfield projects must be submitted to the WLCA Metro Milwaukee office no later than 5:00 PM.

 

September 11, 2017 Fertilizer available for pickup at Reinders – Waukesha Store Location.

 

November 17, 2017 All renovation work to be completed by this date.  If sign from previous year is on display, sign must be removed and stored for the winter.

 

March 2, 2018 Project signs will be available for pickup at the WLCA Metro Milwaukee office.  You must make arrangements to pick up your sign(s) – signs will NOT be shipped.

 

April 1, 2018 Deadline for signs to be installed at renovated ballfields.  Signs must remain in place for the entire season.

 

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions, please contact the WLCA Metro Milwaukee office at wlca@wi.twcbc.com or 262.782.9522.