Madison Elementary School will host a kickball game between its staff and the Limitless Park Committee Thursday at 7 p.m. on the school’s upper soccer field. Field opens at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $1 with all proceeds benefitting the park. Pictured are Madison Student Council members, advisor Tami Miller (back row, far left) and Winona Lake Park Board President Shelby Beam (back row, far right). Photo by David Slone, Times-Union
Madison Elementary School will host a kickball game between its staff and the Limitless Park Committee Thursday at 7 p.m. on the school’s upper soccer field. Field opens at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $1 with all proceeds benefitting the park. Pictured are Madison Student Council members, advisor Tami Miller (back row, far left) and Winona Lake Park Board President Shelby Beam (back row, far right). Photo by David Slone, Times-Union
When Warsaw schools were invited to help raise money for the Limitless Park, Madison Elementary was the first to jump on board.
If the school meets its goal Thursday, Winona Lake Park Board President Shelby Beam will dress up as Pinkalicious Friday when she substitute teaches at Madison, she said Monday afternoon.
Beam described Pinkalicious as a book character who dresses in pink from head to toe and carries a wand around with her.
To raise money for the park, Madison staff will play kickball against the Limitless Park Committee. The field opens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with the game starting at 7 p.m. on the school’s upper soccer field, according to Student Council Advisor Tami Miller.
Admission is $1 with the proceeds going to the park. At half time there will be “Ring a Pop” for $1 per attempt. If anyone rings a pop, it’s theirs to keep. Concessions will be served by the student council, with half of the proceeds going to the park.
Madison’s goal is to raise $450. An anonymous donor will double any amount the school raises.
“Anyone is welcome to come,” Beam stated.
Miller said Madison will have 12 staff members on its team, including Principal Tom Kline as the pitcher.
Since the competition will be outside, Miller said people should bring their own chairs and blanket to sit on. Some seating will be available. While good weather is expected Thursday, if it rains the game will be played in the gymnasium.
Jay Michaels, from Willie 103.5, will be the celebrity referee.
Beam said Madison’s fundraiser for the park is part of Warsaw Community Schools’ philosophy of being part of the community.
If anyone wants to donate more money, Miller said they are welcome to do so. Anyone who can not attend Thursday’s match but wants to donate also may do that, she said.
According to the park’s website, Winona Lake Limitless Park will offer outdoor recreation for people of all abilities including a universally accessible splash pad, playground, year-round changing facilities, additional parking and shaded rest areas located at the same site as the current public park and playground in Winona Lake. The closest public park similar to the proposed Limitless Park is 45 miles away at Kreager Park in Fort Wayne.
For more information on the Park, visit www.winonalake.net/limitlesspark.htm