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Veterans Park in Pendleton SC

Step Up To The Plate for Veterans Park

Photo Credit: Step Up To The Plate Logo by Lynne Parker Graphics

Photo Credit: Step Up To The Plate Logo by Lynne Parker Graphics

Veterans Park in Pendleton, SC - A Fundraising Campaign for the Ball Fields

These are very difficult economic times

but this is a project that can not be overlooked any longer.

It is time for us to

"Step Up To The Plate".

Together WE CAN make a difference!

The Town of Pendleton, Pendleton Recreation Association and Friends of the Park have joined together in an effort to raise enough money to renovate the first ball field. The cost of making the first ballfield suitable will be approximately $200,000. Once we have half of that money raised, matching grants can be applied for by the Town of Pendleton.



Our Children Deserve Better Than This - Rusted Fencing is only one of the problems

Fencing at Veterans Park in Pendleton SC

Fencing at Veterans Park in Pendleton SC

There are many things wrong with these fields that we hope to correct. The Rusted fencing is one of the problems but also the lack of efficient dugouts, inadequate drainage, inadequate seating for fans, and distance from the Pavilion where concessions are sold.

The Master Plan calls for all the fields to be turned so that the home plate backs up to the Pavilion. Once the fields are turned with new fencing, drainage, lighting, dugouts, etc., we will be an ideal venue for Tournaments which will bring in more money to the park as well as the whole community.

Step Up To The Plate

Step Up To The Plate

The Potential of Veterans Park

Veterans Park in Pendleton SC - The Master Plan T

Veterans Park Master Plan Get involved! Let's Make It Happen! ogether WE CAN Make A Difference!

Veterans Park Master Plan Get involved! Let's Make It Happen! ogether WE CAN Make A Difference!

Watch The Donations Sign

- Thank you to Harold Seals and Teri Sloan for this sign

- Thank you to Harold Seals and Teri Sloan for this sign

Watch the red paint go around the bases as the money is raised! I am behind on painting in the sign and will get caught up soon, I promise.

As we move from one $10,000 section to another, the baseline portion will be painted white and as more money is raised the line will turn red.

Let's bring it on home!

Watch the Donations Sign at Veterans Park:

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Harold Seals volunteered to make the sign and used 2 post left from the build of Barrett's Place Playground.

Teri Sloan, former Town Administrator, volunteered to paint our sign so everyone can watch how we are doing with our fundraising efforts.

All donations are appreciated and you can mail your tax deductible to donation to:

Friends of the Park

PO Box 408

Pendleton SC 29670

or donate online using the donations module on further down this page. Thank you.

Thank You To All Who Contributed to Step Up To The Plate

FOTP and the Town of Pendleton signed an agreement Friday, February 20th, 2015 for Friends of the Park to provide funding for improvements to the Veterans Park ball fields to upgrade fencing and backstops. Even more importantly FOTP delivered a check

FOTP and the Town of Pendleton signed an agreement Friday, February 20th, 2015 for Friends of the Park to provide funding for improvements to the Veterans Park ball fields to upgrade fencing and backstops. Even more importantly FOTP delivered a check

"Step Up To The Plate" Goal

Keep track of how we are doing. This is not the official talley but close

STEP UP TO THE PLATE - This is an unofficial listing of monies raised by Friends of the Park, Pendleton Recreation Association and includes the amount that the town has put into a special account for the ball fields from Hospitality Tax monies. Please note that this money is completely separate from the money being raised for the Veterans Memorial which we hope will be ready to dedicate in the fall of 2014.

GOAL: $200,000.00

Total Raised As of May 2014 - $83,522.19

FOTP - Freedom Fest 08 and 09

$9000.00

PRA - Parking at Freedom Fest 09

312.00

Memorial (Robby Murrah) made to PRA.

1258.83

Spring Brunch 2010

2279.00

Squidoo.com.Friends of the Park

6,057.63

Donations to FOTP

825.00

May 15th Fundraiser

1002.75

Donations to PRA

1100.00

Freedom Fest 2010

7146.37

PRA Parking Freedom Fest

435.00

Rec Nights at Subway

393.46

Fall Festival 2010

884.00

AVON

137.00

FOTP Spring Brunch 2011

2935.97

Spring Brunch 2012

500.00

FOTP Spring Brunch 2013

$710.60

SUTTP Golf Challenge

23000.00

Freedom Fest 2011

10000.00

Chili's

50.00

DAAGBF

1025.93

Town of Pendleton

13,691.00

Leadership P'ton Scavenger Hunt 2013

1124.65

SUB TOTAL

$83,878.19

Merchandise Unsold

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- 356.00

TOTAL

$83,522.19


Town of Pendleton Website

  • Town Of Pendleton SC
    Pendleton, founded in 1790, is sweetly nestled in the foothills of our beautiful state of South Carolina.
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Pendleton Recreation Association

Director: Alan Charping

The Pendleton Recreation Association is a privately run non-profit association of area residents set up to provide recreation programs for the youth of Pendleton area. Youth programs offered include Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Soccer and Softball.

Call 864-646-9226 to sign up for programs!

PRA Car Show April 25 at Veterans Park

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$50 was raised at Chili's in Anderson

Eat at Chili's for Veterans Park

Eat at Chili's for Veterans Park

FREEDOM FEST - July 2, 2011

FREEDOM FEST 2011 This is the 21st Freedom Fest at Veterans Park in Pendleton and we hope everyone in our community is making plans to join us. Get involved - We need volunteers!

FREEDOM FEST 2011 This is the 21st Freedom Fest at Veterans Park in Pendleton and we hope everyone in our community is making plans to join us. Get involved - We need volunteers!

"Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge" - April 29, 2011 Friday at Boscobel

Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge

Step Up To The Plate Golf Challenge

Golf Tourney

We need players, sponsors, volunteers, Hole Sponsors, Food Donations, Prize Donations and more so come join us!

Goal - $50,000 with each participant going out and trying to raise at least $1,000 each.

Update We didn't reach our goal but did raise over $20,000 for this great cause with only 12 teams involved. We had hoped there would be 18 teams working on this fundraiser but we were pleased and had a great time. PRA and FOTP and the Town of Pendleton appreciates all those who donated and all of those who volunteered!

Our Spring Brunch Fundraiser

Spring Brunch fundraiser  was great fun and raised close to $3,000 for our cause - Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made this event possible

Spring Brunch fundraiser was great fun and raised close to $3,000 for our cause - Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who made this event possible

Fall Festival's Bubba Bake Off

Bubba Bake Off at Pendleton SC's Fall Harvest Festival

Bubba Bake Off at Pendleton SC's Fall Harvest Festival

Rec Night at Subway

Subway Rec Night 10% of the profits from 4 to 10 will be donated to Veterans Park

Subway Rec Night 10% of the profits from 4 to 10 will be donated to Veterans Park

Subway Rec Night - July 19, 2010

Subway Rec Night Thank you Subway! Wow, $123.25 for the first night - Thanks everybody!

Subway Rec Night Thank you Subway! Wow, $123.25 for the first night - Thanks everybody!

May 15, 2010 Fund-Raiser

May 15 Fundraiser Thank you to the Coaches and Parents who have stepped up to the plate to provide this fundraiser. We strongly urge others to follow them with other fundraisers for the Ball Fields.  - This event raised $1002.75 for our STEP UP TO TH

May 15 Fundraiser Thank you to the Coaches and Parents who have stepped up to the plate to provide this fundraiser. We strongly urge others to follow them with other fundraisers for the Ball Fields. - This event raised $1002.75 for our STEP UP TO TH

May 15 Fundraiser - Interview With Brandon Gray

Camp Proverbs and Their Rendition of "Step Up To The Plate"

"Step Up To The Plate" Skit - by Joan Kelly

Thank you for visiting! - Please leave a comment so we will know you were here.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 20, 2018:

There is a paver there with Dad's name on it.

Connie Rasbury on March 19, 2018:

A great community project!

Connie Rasbury on March 03, 2018:

So many people working together for such a good case. Amazing to see so many groups involved.

Gayle from McLaughlin on January 20, 2012:

Blessed!

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on January 20, 2012:

Wonderful fund raising ideas,; and so good that so many organizations are pitching in to help. All these folks are truly "stepping up to the plate," in raising the needed funds. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 04, 2011:

@Wednesday-Elf: Thank you so much! Heading to take a look now

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on March 03, 2011:

Nancy - this lens was featured today at Squidoo Lens Review - http://blog.growwear.com/baseball-is-back-life-is-... all I can to help you promote this worthy cause. :)

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on March 02, 2011:

I love the Donations sign - what a clever idea -- terrific to see the progress of the fund raising efforts for the Friends of the Park project "Step Up to the Plate". You've done amazingly well so far, Nancy.PS: I've added my 'Crazy About Baseball' story to your list below featuring lensmasters giving to Friends of the Park.

Malu Couttolenc on February 17, 2011:

This is a great lens for a wonderful cause Wish all the best in fund raising, will find out how to create a charity lens I will add yours

MargoPArrowsmith on December 16, 2010:

You are a true friend of the park!

Steve Arun on December 15, 2010:

I like your lens, I love Squidoo as they do a lot of charity. I am lensrolling this and will be featured in my next update of Squidoo Charity Index.

darciefrench lm on December 15, 2010:

I think it is times like these when we really need to fund raise for fun and healthy activities, and it's a bonus that this is also one of preservation. Go teams!!

anonymous on October 23, 2010:

It is my hope that the fund raising goals are reached for the project. This is a wonderful cause to make a lens for Nancy. ~ Very nicely done! Now, what's this I hear that we're going to see pictures of you and Doc dressed as chew toys for Halloween? ... Will that be rawhide???

steveffeo lm on October 08, 2010:

The work you do for your community AND on Squidoo is amazing and an inspiration to me.Blessed by an angel

anonymous on September 15, 2010:

Superb job on this Pendleton lens! Glad I can help raise some funds for your wonderful town and charity! Blessed by this September SquidAngel!!

anonymous on September 15, 2010:

What a lens! Nancy, the time and effort you put into this really shows, and I wish you all the best of success in raising the funds your community needs! Both you and Joan and such wonderful ambassadors to Pendleton

Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on July 27, 2010:

This is a wonderful lens Nancy. I don't think I have seen anything close to this as a fundraising lens. Great job, and I wish you loads of success in raising the money that you need.

anonymous on July 24, 2010:

Nancy, you've done an excellent job of promoting this for your community. They're lucky to have someone as creative, intelligent, and dedicated as you to help them spread the word and raise money for their project.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on June 10, 2010:

Wow, great lens, Ohme! Your support of Veteran's Park online must be quite helpful to the cause.

anonymous on June 07, 2010:

Thanks for featuring my Zazzle lens. I hope it does well for both of us.

Spook LM on May 25, 2010:

Apologies Nancy but I'm a bit slow on the draw. Lensrolling this somewhere and I trust you don't mind.

Michey LM on May 21, 2010:

Great cause Ohme, the one I can expect coming from you... because it reflect yout love for Pendleton.Regardsmichey

Spook LM on May 21, 2010:

Just dropping in again to say thank you so much for including me here.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on May 18, 2010:

love the looks of the plan

southshoretees on May 15, 2010:

You've done such an incredible job with all of your local Pendleton lenses, they're something to aspire to! A Veterans Park is certainly something we can all get behind to honor our troops - past and present. Good luck with the fundraising, I think you'll do great!

anonymous on May 15, 2010:

What a wonderful cause, Nancy and the town of Pendleton! Loved Joan Kelly's video presentation! I'd say she hit one right out of the park with that one!

LoKackl on April 22, 2010:

I don't think anything got left out! Very attractive lens/way to give Pendleton, SC the scoop on this very worthy project. Best of luck! SquidooAngel Blessed.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on April 20, 2010:

@anonymous: Yep, you are exactly right, Joan. Together WE CAN make a difference! We've got a playground and trail to prove that, don't we?

anonymous on April 20, 2010:

@Heather426: Thank you so much for your donation to our cause. Folks like you do make a difference.

anonymous on April 20, 2010:

Keep up the good work. Our goal is doable if we all work together.

GrowWear on April 06, 2010:

Such great work y'all do in Pendleton, Nancy!

clouda9 lm on March 28, 2010:

What a wonderful project - I'm pulling for you!

Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on March 28, 2010:

I am changing my lens about my father over to donate to your very worth charity. I am sure my father would be very happy to help such a good cause.

anonymous on March 28, 2010:

I added my lens that I've set up to donate 100% to Friends of The Park. Wishing you much success. I hope I help a lot!

Joan4 on March 28, 2010:

I love the idea of the success chart at the park! That will be fun to watch. I know you Pendleton folks will meet your goals -- you always do!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 28, 2010:

@Spook LM: Every little bit helps, Kevin and it sure is appreciated. Thank you!

Spook LM on March 28, 2010:

I came back to add one to the plexo. Hope you don't mind. All the best.

Spook LM on March 28, 2010:

Great lens and great idea. I haven't added anything to the plexo as am still busy trying to change the royalties on ALL my lenses to FOTP. It won't be much but at least is something. Best of luck.

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