It is my pleasure to inform the Tyler Area Community that a new project fund has been opened to raise dollars for the RTR Baseball Field Project in Ruthton. The project will allow the field to meet the MN State High School requirements for baseball fields.
The project was an idea of parents of the baseball players and has been supported by the RTR School Board. The school has committed $36,000 for the project and the RTR Baseball Committee has indicated the desire to continue fundraising to make additional updates to the field. The committee joined us for our foundation meeting in August and indicated that they have identified an additional $50,000 in equipment and project needs to finish the project.
The additional projects included part of the new scoreboard, additional ag lime for the field, grass seed and fertilizer, fencing for bullpens, expansion of the existing dugouts, maintenance equipment, a line marking machine and template for the batter's box, additional lighting, new sound system, larger concession stand, new bathrooms and a crow's nest for local media. As you can see, there is still a lot of needs to make this a great baseball field.
If you would like to donate to the project, please mail your check to: TACF, PO Box 239, Tyler, MN 56178 and include a note that the donation is for the RTR Baseball Field Project. The check can be made out to TACF and we will make sure that the donation is put in the project fund. As always, all donations will receive a letter from our partners at the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) indicating that you made a tax deductible donation for this project.